The Deputy Eastern Regional Minister Hon. Samuel Nuertey Aryetey has toured the Kroboland, as part of his familiarization tour of the various Municipal District Assemblies in the Eastern Region. The Deputy Minister who assumed office at the latter part of 2018, is currently on a tour to the various Assemblies in the region. During his tour he had the opportunity to thank the chiefs, the Regional Minister, NPP executives and all the people for their support.
According to him, the purpose of the tour is not only to acquaint himself with the Assemblies, but also to interact with management and staff, inspect ongoing projects and also be abreast with the status of implementation of some government policies such as the ‘One District one factory’, ‘Planting for Food and Jobs’, ’YEA’, ‘The E-system of Fertilizer Distribution’ and the ‘Free SHS’ amongst others. He also sought to find out some of the challenges the Assemblies are facing. He visited the biggest market at Odumasi Krobo to acquaint himself with market folks and assess the current market status so as to find possible means to ameliorate them.
Mr. Nuertey however assured them that government will support them by assisting them with the requisite state of the art infrastructure. As part of the tour, the Deputy Minister visited some health facilities including the Asesewa government hospital. The Director of Health Services in Upper Manya Krobo District, Madam Esther Duah told the Deputy Minister that they needed an ambulance for the hospital since the lack has resulted in many preventable deaths. She added that a pregnant woman lost her life when she was being transported to the hospital in a passengers vehicle with an intravenous equipment’s on her. In a sad tone the Deputy Minister expressed her concern about the situation and promised to exhaust all possible means to get the hospital an ambulance by the end of April this year
The minister also inspected some of the projects in Krobo land. Yilo Krobo municipal, Lower Manya and Upper Manya Krobo. Speaking in an interview with the media shortly after the tour, the Deputy Minister expressed his satisfaction with ongoing projects in the three districts of the Krobo land. He indicated that some challenges that came to light during his tour, were the absence of ambulances at some key governmental hospitals and inadequate logistics for the health professionals to work with. He added that some state institutions did not have an office of their own and are operating in a rented apartment.
He noted that he has taken note of the challenges and will work hard with the Regional Minister to solve the challenges so as to provide a convenient working atmosphere for all.
He however called on his comrades and the various regional ministers to be sitting in offices only to receive visitors and letters but must go out and get in touch with people by so doing they will be able to get to know the ordeals of the people.
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