Mr President, the People of Juma Cries Out to You!
Your Excellency the president of the Republic of Ghana, the Commander in Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces, and the father of the nation, the people of Juma a relatively small suburb community located in the centre outskirt of Amasaman in the Ga West municipality of the Greater Accra Region, passionately, cries to you as a matter of urgency, to come to their aid by intervening to ensuring that, a clinic that was built with pretty good intentions to serve the good people of the area is commissioned.
Mr President, the people seeks your intervention to commission the clinic for them to have access to quality healthcare.
Your Excellency, Juma people entreat you to help safe lives in the area.
According to some residents of Juma, who spoke at a gathering organized by a Female aspiring Member of Parliament of the opposition party (NDC), Hajia Mariam Dzifa Ibrahim, they are in dire need of a health facility which is been wasting away.
The participants lamented of how able body women through no fault of theirs are getting miscarriages, and upsurge in maternal mortality as a result of traveling long distance to access healthcare while a clinic that has been completed lies idle.
The lack of a clinic coupled with bad roads they travel on mostly is worthy to note. The bumpy nature of the roads causes incessant bleeding which led to miscarriages in the case of early pregnancies.
It is in the light of this that the whole community makes a clarion call on you Mr President to help them by commissioning the clinic since by so doing in their opinion, it could save lives of their love ones and to reduce child and maternal mortality.
Furthermore, Mr President, the community indicated that they have over ten (10) nurses who have completed their training and due to high unemployment in the country, have resorted to do community service. They will be of immense service if the clinic is open to use.
Due to the none existence of a clinic, in times when conditions of woman and children become severe, like in the case of a pregnant woman in labour, they improvise by using the church building as a clinic. So again, it begs the question, Mr President, why use the house of God as such when there is an edifice constructed and completed to serve such purposes of rendering healthcare?
Your Excellency Mr President, the people of Juma are humbly suggesting that you instruct your minister of health, Municipality Chief Executive of the Ga West Municipality and all other stakeholders to come together to open up the facility for use , thus saving lives.
They also believed that the availability of unemployed nurses in the locality and the fact that your government talks about employment for the youth is untenable.
Mr President, it beats the people of Juma’s imagination for your government to talk of NaBCo, and youth employment while a clinic in a community duly completed with graduate nurses unemployed in the same community is irreconcilable.
Some residents angrily pointed out that it does not make any sense, for a completed clinic to be locked up for whatever reason, while community dwellers die of possible preventable illness which violates the UN convention on universal health care delivery.
The female MP aspirant Hajia Mariam Dzifa Ibrahim unanimously agreed that, having a clinic is a very basic need and not a luxury.
As they hope the commissioning of the clinic will create jobs for at least some of them at Juma to say the very least.
Your Excellency, the poor people of Juma expects you to expedited action because it is the fundamentals right of every citizen of this Nation to gets access to quality healthcare and good roads.
The people of Juma have shown readiness to be citizens and not spectators in building our nation, Ghana.
Together we will build a better Ghana
A concern resident of Ga West Municipality
Hajia Mariam Dzifa Ibrahim