The Member of Parliament (MP) for Yendi Constituency, Farouk Aliu Mahama, has collaborated with nongovernmental organizations in raising funds for the upgrading of the Yendi Municipal Hospital in the Northern Region of Ghana.
The two nongovernmental organizations are: Global Missions & Resource Centre, Mission:318.
On Sunday, February 21, 2021, they held a fundraising dinner at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra.
The aim was to build an emergency and trauma center for the Yendi Municipal Hospital.
Rev. Emmanuel K. Mustapha, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Global Missions & Resource Centre, stated that an amount of $200,000 was the target for construction of the emergency and trauma centre.
Farouk Aliu Mahama, son of late former Vice President, Aliu Mahama, on his own behalf, presented Ghc 10,000 and 200 bags of cement towards the Yendi Municipal Hospital upgrade project during the ceremony.
In his speech, Mr. Aliu Mahama indicated that the Yendi Municipal Hospital did not serve the people of Yendi alone.
He said the Yendi Municipal Hospital was the prime referral health facility in the entire northern half of the Eastern Corridor of Ghana.
The Peoples of Gushegu, Chereponi, Bimbilla, Kpandai, Zabzugu, Tatale, Saboba, Karaga and a hosts of other districts relied on the Yendi Municipal Hospital as a referral center, Mr. Aliu Mahama underscored.
“This informed my singular effort to revive, refurbish and re-equip the Yendi hospital Mortuary after the unit broke down for about two decades”, according to him.
“This latest move by the Global Missions Resource Centre and Mission 3:18 to undertake this major investment in our health care infrastructure in Yendi perfectly sits well with my New Yendi City vision, a vision to aggressively transform the Yendi Constituency to a modern city status that provides progress and development for all,” he added.
He revealed that “We intend to work with all development oriented entities, public or private, to build the New Yendi City. I want to also cease this medium to humbly make a clarion call to the government to consider the Yendi Municipal Hospital for an overhaul development.”
“Block by block, bit by bit, unit by unit, together, we will transform the Yendi Hospital to an ultra modern status that will serve both the primary and secondary essential health needs of the people in the Eastern Corridor,” he assured.
The Yendi Municipal Hospital initially began in 1910 as a health post for the British colonialists. However, in 1953, it was commissioned as a Hospital.
Information Minister-designate, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, contributed his widow’s might to the upgrading project, indicating it will help save lives, and make Yendi the better city everybody wants.
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