Stephen Yakubu, the Upper East Regional Minister is ecstatic that the region has not been left out of the developmental drive of President Nana Akufo-Addo.
Mr. Yakubu believes that the region has scored its fair share of development through the Akufo Addo-led government.
This came to light when the Upper East Regional Minister, Stephen Yakubu, took his turn at the Ministry of Information’s State of the Region Report series at the Press Centre in Accra, the national capital.
The Regional Minister was speaking about the contribution of the government towards improving health infrastructure in the region.
“The health sector has over the years received a wide range of logistics support from the Ministry of Health and its development partners of which the Region has benefitted. This was almost doubled in 2020 following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. These logistics which ranged from theatre to ward equipment have significantly improved our health outcomes as a region and country at large.”
Over the last 4 years, Mr. Yakubu said 18 cars and 49 motorbikes had been provided to the Regional Department of Health.
He continued to list some medical equipment that had been installed at some facilities within the region to improve healthcare. These included an airway pressure machine and infant radiant warmer installed at the Bawku Presby and Zebila Hospitals, Haier ultra freezers and B Medical Sultra Negative Deep Freezers at the Regional Hospital.
“I haven’t seen these freezers before but during Nana Addo’s time, I have seen them in Upper East Region. NPP is piping this country. NPP is building this country and it is clear. We also have these [medical equipment] in the Upper East Region. TCW 4000 Vaccine Freezers, they are there. We have vaccines and we keep them in these fridges. Upper East Region is not left out in Nana Addo’s drive to develop this country,” he stressed.
Mr Yakubu said the region also got 16 brand new ambulances under the government ambulance programme.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana