Wa East District Assembly has expressed its determination to ensure that a district hospital being put in place becomes functional by the end of next year.
In this regard the district has started constructing an OPD, consulting rooms and office complex at the proposed hospital site.
The DCE for area Moses Jotie who stated this said the assembly also intends to construct a theater and recovery ward under the District Development Facility to enhance the operations of the hospital when it starts.
The DCE was speaking at the first ordinary meeting of the fourth session of the assembly at Funsi.
Wa East District is one of the three districts in the Upper West Region without a district hospital.
People of the district who are referred to a hospital have to travel to Tumu in Sissala East Municipality for further attention.
This justifies the determination of the district assembly to put the district hospital in place to enhance provision of quality health care.
GBC’s Upper West Regional Correspondent Sualah Abdul-wahab reports that the DCE Moses Jotie updated the House on major activities undertaken in the last few months.
These include security, agriculture and participatory governance. The rest are education, social protection, revenue mobilization water and sanitation.
Mr. Jotie said heath is one of the priorities of the assembly and gave the assurance that the assembly will bring quality health care to the door steps of the people.
The assembly he said is supporting 18 communities to execute self-help projects.
The DCE however, appealed to communities to contact the assembly for standard drawings and for supervision from works department when embarking on such projects to ensure uniformity.
On water and sanitation he said the assembly has procured an overhead poly-tank for use at the community centre.
He said the tank will be mounted soon to alleviate the suffering of women who struggle to access water.
He added that two boreholes at Funsi have been rehabilitated while two others have been drilled at Saugla and Baayiri and put to use.
The DCE disclosed that the Small Town Water Project at Funsi has been handed over to Community Water and Sanitation Agency, CWSA.
He expressed the hope that the move will ensure efficient management of the system. The Presiding Member Suglo Nurideen announced that the assembly has reactivated its Public Relations and Complaint Unit and urged assembly members as well as the public to make good use of it.
Mr. Suglo however, expressed worry over the attitude of some members towards assembly meetings.
Some of the assembly members called for the provision of means of transport for police at Bulenga to enhance the fight against crime.
The Assembly invited Azumah resources, a mining company that is doing prospecting in the district to make a presentation on its operations.