Kasuliyili (NR), July 28, GNA – Mr Evans Sinkari, Programmes Manager of the Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC), has said the NGO would not relent in its efforts at working to improve lives of rural women and children in the Northern Region.
He said one of the utmost priorities of CCFC was to address rural poverty and empowerment of women and children to ensure that they broke the cycle of vulnerability.
Mr Sinkari said this at Kasuliyili, a farming community in the Tolon District of the Northern Region during the commissioning of health facilities whose construction the CCFC had facilitated.
The Baptist Child Development Programmes (BCDP), a faith based NGO operating in the Northern Region sourced funding from the CCFC for the construction of a two-bed room ward a pavilion and other facilities for the community clinic.
The NGO also provided the clinic with furniture, hospital beds, tables, arm chairs and benches.
Mr Sinkari said CCFC was exploring other avenues for funding to construct nurses and doctors’ accommodation for the community to ensure that health personnel posted to the clinic stayed to provide services to save lives.
He said the construction of the Kasuliyili health facilities were funded by Francisca Young, a Canadian philanthropist and expressed hope that she could still help in other areas for the community’s development.
He advised the community and the Tolon District Assembly to adopt the maintenance culture to ensure the facility’s long life span.
The Reverend Thomas Sayibu Imoro, Programme Leader of BCDP, said the BCDP would officially wean the Kasuliyili area from their sponsorship and expressed the hope that the efforts made in recent years would enhance the capacity of the communities to liaise with government for other development programmes.
He said the construction of the facilities was due to the fact that the NGO had observed the lack of conducive accommodation for quality health service delivery in the area.
He commended CCFC for being a faithful development partner saying BCDP would continue to embark on programmes and projects that fell in CCFC sponsorship areas so that they would collectively improve lives in remote areas.
Hajia Sophia Mahama, Tolon District Director of Health Services (DHS), pledged to work closely with development partners to improve healthcare delivery in the District.