Usman Boie Kamara takes health centre to 21 villages in Koya Chiefdoms
A group of Women for Usman Boie Kamara, whose chair lady is Mrs. Memuna Campbell, of No 6 Hagan Street, Freetown. Mrs. Campbell who stood firm with few of her members that are sons and daughters of the Mahera section, took health center to the most deprived and underdeveloped section in the Koya chiefdom, Northern Province, Sierra Leone.
Speaking to Madam Memuna Campbell about how the discovery of that particular chiefdom came about by building a modern health center, she told this press that her membership is comprised of Koya chiefdom, Calaba Town, Magazine, and several chiefdoms in the country. But with the members that came from the most deprived chiefdom, to be specific Mahera Section, invited her as their chair lady to see the under development of their chiefdom which is the Mahera section, Koya Chiefdom which comprises of 21 villages without a single health center which she said is a pathetic story.
According to Madam Campbell, she told this press that on their first visit, they witnessed a woman that was pregnant and suffering from delivering pain as was loaded on top of a motor cycle (Okada) heading for Masiaka for medical attention but later passed away without reaching her final destination for lack of first aid medical treatment.
Although upon their first visit, the residents of the 21 villages raised up their constrains that they lack medical facilities, school, and a community center. But the most priority for Mrs Campbell suggested for them is the construction of a health center which could cater for pregnant women. The loss of life of the pregnant women plus innocent children in her view is a concern.
She furthered they organized themselves into a formidable group and met Alhaji Usman Boie Kamara and explained the unfortunate situation they witnessed in the chiefdom that comprises of 21 villages without a single health facility.
In response, the honorable minister of Trade, Alhaji Usman Boie Kamara who felt very disappointed for hearing such a sad story, told the group that he is ready to lay his life for that particular section that is without a health center if the section provides the land space.
The section chief, Pa Hassan (Bongo) Kanu offered a two acres of land for the construction of the health center, and the construction has started and is rapidly progressing wherein the foundation has been laid and a five coaches of blocks have been mounted; and in the next four days the structure will be completed, said the village people that amalgamated to do the job for the sake of development.
By Foday Marrah
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