The Parliamentary Candidate for the opposition National Democratic Congress for Jaman North Constituency, Mr Ahenkwaah Frederick has questioned the motive behind the current two-term Member of Parliament for Jaman North Constituency who also happens to be the Deputy Bono Regional Minister on his decision to spend over ₵160,000.00 of his share of the Common Fund on mobile phones and rice instead of injecting this fund into the health centre at Sampa as per the Auditor General reports in 2018.
The Parliamentary Candidate for the NDC, MrAhenkwaah Frederick made this known on a one on one interview on Masem TV Gh in Sampa today, Wednesday, 20th November, 2019, when the host asked him why the male and female wards after their roofs were ridden off, took the intervention of the Cashew Farmers to salvage the situation which was unattended to for months.
Commenting on the disheartening issue and the inadequate facilities at the Sampa Government Hospital in general, Mr Ahenkwaah Frederick said that the whole Sampa community, led by the youth appealed to the MP on countless occasions to come to their aide to get the wards roofed but the MP consistently rejected their calls and suddenly used this special fund to procure mobile phones and rice for his footsoldiers of which the MP couldn’t even produce a receipt to that effect.
As the roar by the community kept ascending, it took the intervention of the Sampa Cashew Farmers Association led by their chairman, Alhaji Ibrahim to mobilise resources together to get the wards roofed again to ease pressure on the emergency ward that was converted to serve as male and female wards.
We all know that every MP is given at least ₵50,000.00 every year for the sole purposes of improving health care facilities such as the building of Nurses Bungalows, rehabilitation of health facilities as well as providing basic drugs at their constituencies to augment government interventions on healthcare.
The MP for Jaman North, Hon Siaka Stevens is fortunate to be in his seventh year in Parliament and one wonders exactly what monumental facilities and projects he has used his ₵350,000.00 share of the NHIS fund for in his constituency.
Mr Ahenkwaah Frederick mentioned the various CHPS Compounds built by the NDC at Nsonsomea, Jamera, Jinini and Kabile including maternity wards at Goka, Suma and the emergency ward at the Sampa Government Hospital and dare the MP, who is the Deputy Bono Regional Minister to point to one healthcare facility he has initiated and completed in his seven years in Parliament.
Mr Ahenkwaah Frederick, therefore, appealed to the people of Jaman North Constituency to assess the performance of the two-term MP and change him by voting for him, Mr Ahenkwaah Frederick to spearhead together with the people for better development in terms of healthcare, education and social welfare of all.