The Member of Parliament (MP) for Sissala West, Mohammed Adams Sukparu has presented hundred bags of cement to the Jawia community as he marks 100 days in office.
The presentation, which was done during his “thank you” visit to the community is to help complete a self-initiated health center project in the community.
Speaking at a brief presentation ceremony at Jawia, the Sissala West legislator said the gesture is in response to the growing demand for a health facility in the area which has eluded the residents for several decades
“In the run-up to the 2020 general elections, I promised to help improve the health situation in this area because I understand what this community has been going through to access healthcare services. That is why I made this project a priority”.
Mr. Supkaru pledged to work with all relevant authorities to help improve the health situation in the Sissala West District.
The Jawia community and its adjoining villages, with more than 10,000 inhabitants can only boast of a CHPS compound that is inadequate to help solve the health needs of the inhabitants.
The inhabitants of the community are forced to travel far to Gwollu, the Sissala West district capital to access health services.
Unable to cope with the situation, after several failed appeals to the government, the Jawia community started a building project which will hopefully convert the CHPS compound to a health center.
But the project is at a snail pace due to lack of funds.
The MP’s donation is, therefore, aimed at augmenting the efforts of the Jawia community to scale up the health needs of the district.
The MP used the occasion to appeal to his constituents to bury their differences and rally behind him to bring the needed development to the area.
“We may all have our differences but what should be of great concern to all of us is the development of the constituency”.
The assembly member for the Jawia-Liplimeh electoral area, Salifu Gbemmie, thanked the MP for the gesture.
While thanking him for his continued support for the area, he cited the construction of a 100m road from the Jawia town to the health facility and the provision of street lights as key interventions by the MP that have positively impacted the residents.