Member of Parliament for Bole- Bamboi constituency, Hon. Yusif Sulemana, has expressed gratitude to the wife of Former President John Dramani Mahama, Mrs Lordina Mahama for encouraging him in his political history.
Speaking at the commissioning of a 45- bed capacity maternity and children’s ward built by the Lordina Foundation for the Bole District Hospital on July 26, 2022, the Deputy Ranking Member of Parliament’s Select Committee on Trades and Industry, expressed his gratitude to the Former First Lady of Ghana for her support and words of advice given to him as he prepares to contest for the primaries in a run up to the 2016 general elections.
“Today am here as an MP because of the advice and encouragement I received from the Former First Lady,and am highly indebted to her for such support”, Hon. Sulemana noted.
The wife of the Former President of the Republic of Ghana on July 26, 2022, commissioned a Maternity and Children’s Ward at the Bole District Hospital.
The 45-bed facility has a neonatal care unit, 3 incubators, 5 phototherapy units, a kangaroo mother and child care center, a delivery room, a recovery ward, a theater and accessories, a sterilization room, a doctors’ consultancy room, and nurses’ work station among others.
The commission of the project through the Lordina Foundation is in celebration of the couple’s 30th marriage anniversary.
At the commissioning of the project, former President John Dramani Mahama said they decided to give back to the people of Bole where he was brought up.
“ Today we commemorate our 30th wedding anniversary and thank God for giving us the strength to fulfill our pledge that we made to him. Considering what God has done in our lives we pledged to give out something that could cost us personally to him.”
According to him, it became necessary to support the expansion of the Bole hospital to cater to the needs of the people due to the increase in population in the District.
He indicated that the early growth and well-being of children are linked to the mother adding that addressing issues of maternal and child mortality is important.
He added that to ensure that mother and child come out safely, a well-equipped facility is necessary.
Mr. Mahama was hopeful that the facility will be put to immediate use for the benefit of mothers and children in the Bole area.
He appealed to the management of the hospital to ensure that they take good care of the facility so that it will benefit the residents.