The son of the late former Vice President Alhaji Farouk Aliu Mahama has presented an amount of one hundred and fifty thousand Ghana cedis to authorities of Yendi Municipal Hospital.
The gesture is to help in the hospital’s quest to renovate the mortuary and as well furnish it to a modern standard. The Yendi hospital serves as a referral center for all adjoining districts and communities hence the need for a face lift.
The mortuary which has been in existence for over thirty years has for the past two years experienced some form of set-backs making it difficult to preserve the required number of dead bodies.
The situation is terrible that people are no longer comfortable depositing their dead relatives at the morgue due to the bad smell that emanates from decompose bodies.
The mortuary fridge that can accommodate about eight dead bodies as well as the dressing room for the past two years have not been functioning.
The situation has caused a popular youth group known as ‘GAZA’ to register their displeasure on social media calling on responsible citizens and philanthropist to come to their aid.
Alhaji Farouk’s attention was drawn to the issue after listening to the plight of the youth group and offered to support the hospital. Alhaji Farouk who is an aspiring Parliamentary Candidate for Yendi said he has taken upon himself to see to the wellbeing of residents in Yendi and as such a committee will be constituted to monitor the project under the supervision of the management of the hospital.
Alhaji Farouk however stressed that the gesture is not political but for the development of the Dagbon Kingdom. ‘’I am not doing this as a politician but as a responsible citizen who cares about the people of Dagbon’’, he noted.
He has therefore called for collaborative efforts towards the development and progress of Dagbon. ‘’Dagbon is for all of us so let’s come together and develop the area’’. A health service Administrator of the hospital Nayim Kwaku Musah further called on stakeholders and philanthropist to come to their aid. ‘’We are calling on individuals, stakeholders and philanthropist to also contribute their quota for the well-being of people of Yendi’’.
BY: Lilian D. Walter