Minister Support Disaster Victims

KpariguThe Northern Regional Minister and parliamentary candidate for the N.D.C Hon. Abdallah Abubakari has donated 150 packets of roofing sheets to victims affected by rain storm in the West Mamprusi District.

The communities were clustered into zones and included Kparigu zone, Gaagbini zone and Yama zone respectively. The minister in his address to the people of Yama stated that the NDC government lead by his excellency John Dramani Mahama is a government for all and that the roofing sheets donated is for all affected people irrespective of the political party one belongs.

He also assured the Yama community of his commitment to ensuring their their community gets connected to the national grid before November, 7th.and therefore encouraged the people to ensure they get their homes wired when the contractors gets to the site to begin work. He cautioned the people not to listen to politicians without solutions to their problems but gives false information which end up retiring their development.

He called on the chiefs to also caution politicians who uses indecent language on radio since there cannot be development without peace. The minister who was accompanied by the DCE and some executives of the NDC, promised the people of his commitment to ensuring his excellency’s agenda of transforming lives, changing Ghana is felt in the whole of Mamprugu.

Assembly Donates 20 Sewing Machine to Walewale Vocational Institute

sewingThe West Mamprusi District Assembly has presented 10 sewing and 10 netting machines to the Walewale Vocational Institute. The items presented to the principal of the school by the DCE Hon. David Wuni from CODVET is to strengthen the practical needs of students.

According to the DCE, government is on course to ensuring a suitable environment for all students in the country, referencing the GetFund project currently ongoing in the school. The project which include an administration block, a 2 story building with 12 classrooms and a 2 story dormitory block for girls to accommodate close to 800 students.

The DCE encouraged students to take their studies seriously in order to become good citizens for the nation. The principal Hajia Salamatu who received the items on behalf of the school, thanked the assembly for their timely intervention and requested for more support for other departments.

A few of the students spoke to expressed appreciation, stating it will go a long way to develop their ideas and understanding of concept learnt.

Health Awareness Progrmme For Communities

The Environmental Health Officer of the West Mamprusi District in the Northern Region, Mr. Muaz M. Kamil has lamented, the health of the people in the district is a major concern to his office, therefore a number of measures have been put in place to have a clean environment and establish good health as a way of life in the district.

He disclosed this in an interview to

Mr. Kamil said the Environmental Health Office has been visiting homes to educate and also give alternatives to households on waste disposal. He said liquid waste management in the district is a major challenge; hence households are advised to construct suck- away pits behind their bath houses so as to avoid stagnant waters behind houses which become breeding places for mosquitoes.

He continued that his office has also identified the need to visit schools and talk to the pupil and the students about healthy environment and the need to maintain personal health.

He belief this will go a long way to have responsible people in the communities who will be health conscious.

Mr. Kamil said, regular visit to food vendors have also been one of the measures to prevent outbreak of typhoid fever and other diseases in the district. He said in this light food vendors are obligatory to undergo health screening before they are certified to sell to the public.

He emphasized that market sanitation, health education and promotion, collection of refuses as well as disposal of the dead are all being tackled appropriately and the Environmental Health Office is encouraging Voluntary participation in waste management by the communities.

Mr. Muaz Kamil however lamented that lack of funds for repairs and maintenance of facilities is affecting the work of the Environmental Health Office of the Assembly.

When visited the District, we found currently out of the 12 containers in the district which are unfortunately located at Walewale, only one is in good condition, therefore affecting the collection of refuse in the district.

He further expressed that lack of transport to move around the district to effectively execute their action plan. Currently he said the department has only two motor bikes to operate in the over 100
communities in the district.

He also said the department is under staffed “the district has 1 town council and 10 Area Councils therefore needs about 24 officers instead of the 14 we are currently having also capacity building is completely absent from our curriculum because of lack of funds” he said.

Mr. Kamil therefore called on development agencies and donors as well as the government to help the department in carrying out its duties efficiently so as to improve the health needs of the people.