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I will make recommendations to focus on rural towns – Mahama Asei Seini

Deputy Minister of Health-designate, Mr. Mahama Asei Seini, has welcomed his appointment to the Health Ministry and says joining the ministry he will help improve health conditions in rural Ghana.

The Daboya Mankarigu Constituency lawmaker said on top of his priority is eradicating deplorable health facilities in the rural communities, therefore, he will table recommendations to salvage the situation when he assumes office.

“Once I go there with the Minister and all the technocrats, I will be able to identify some areas; some of us are from rural endemic areas where poverty is also quite high,” Alhaji Seini told Kwaku Owusu Adjei on Adwenekasa Thursday.

“Accessing health is a little difficult because of poor road infrastructure. it is now that the government is putting up roads, so, I will make recommendations that will look at the rural folks as to how to carry medical facilities to rural folks,” he added.

He also bemoaned inadequate health personnel in the deprived areas wondering factors that encourage people to often reject appointments to such towns to practice their profession.

The Deputy Minister of Health-designate indicated that if he is approved by Parliament’s Appointments Committee, he will collaborate with his substantive minister, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu to truncate the generational problem hindering quality health care delivery in rural Ghana.

“We should look at how nurses and doctors decline when they are to go to the rural communities to work,” he stated.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo released the names of his deputy minister nominees for his second term in office on Wednesday.

In all, there are 39 deputy ministers appointed under 24 portfolios.

The ministries of Trade, Local Government, and Energy have three deputy minister-nominees.


By: Bernard Ralph Adams | | Ghana

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