The Bolgatanga Municipal Assembly, under the leadership of Rex Asanga, has presented a cheque worth Ghc5,000 to fulfil an earlier pledge made towards the establishment of a dialysis centre in the Upper East Region.
The lead advocate for the project, Dr. Emmanuel Akatibo disclosed this to A1 Radio’s Mark Smith.
It is worth noting that the Upper East Regional Minister, Stephen Yakubu, pledged to donate Ghc5,000 to the construction of a hemodialysis center at the Upper East Regional Hospital. Additionally, the minister tasked all 15 MDCEs to raise similar amounts towards the facility’s development.
Mr. Yakubu made the announcement during a fund-raising durbar organized to launch the initiative.
At a subsequent ceremony held to raise funds for the project, more than Ghc14,000 in cash was collected, with several attendees also pledging a total of Ghc114,000 towards the construction of the hemodialysis center at the Upper East Regional Hospital.
Meanwhile, the establishment of a dialysis centre in the Upper East Region is about to receive a huge boost as mining giant Cardinal Namdini expresses interest in purchasing 3 dialysis machines for the project.
The decision of the mining giant was in response to an appeal by the President of the Talensi Traditional Council, Tongraan Kugbilsong Nanlebegtang.
This came to light when the lead advocate for the project, Dr. Emmanuel Akatibo spoke on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show.
“Information from the Overlord of Tongo suggests that through his support, one of the mining companies has also pledged to provide us with up to three machines. They are also in the process of doing that. He [the Tongraan] mentioned Cardinal Mines,” he said.
Additionally, Charger Limited, managed by Emmanuel Borketey Bortey, is planning to invest about Ghc80,000 to ensure the establishment of a hemodialysis centre at the Upper East Regional Hospital.
“We have had other commitments from others who have shown interest in providing for us, the machines. One of these people [came about] through Albert [Azongo] of Dreamz FM. The CEO of Charger Limited was in town for the Made in Bolga Festival, so he pledged to provide us with one of the machines. As of yesterday, Albert asked that we provide a pro-forma invoice for him to purchase one of the machines.”
“… it is costing between Ghc75,000 and Ghc80,000,” he said.
Meanwhile, Endwells Pharmacy, pharmaceutical retail and wholesale company in the Upper East Region has redeemed its pledge of Ghc25,000 towards the establishment of a hemodialysis centre.
“From the launch day up until now, and based on the records I got from our director of finance at the hospital, as of yesterday [Friday, April 7, 2023], the statement they had from the bank, they had received donations and contributions to the tune of about Ghc80,000. The biggest individual pledge that was done by Endswell Pharmacy, which was Ghc25,000 has been redeemed.”
Dr. Emmanual Akatibo, the lead convenor for the project, disclosed this to Mark Smith when he spoke on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show recently.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana