By Patrick Stephen Tokpah
SAYONAYEA TOWN-Bong County Electoral District#7 Representative, Joseph Papa Kolleh has donated a Mobile Health Clinic Ambulance to the people of District#7 in the County.
Speaking at the turning-over ceremony on February 18, 2023, in Sanoyea Town, Rep. Kolleh said the Mobile Health Clinic Ambulance will be used to provide health care services to citizens of the Sanoyea and Fuamah Administrative Districts.
Moreover, he said the Ambulance will be to transport sick patients who are a distance away from the various health facilities across District#7 in Lower Bong County.
The Bong County Electoral District#7 Representative said the Mobile Clinic will help to buttress the Ministry of Health in the fight to improve the health care delivery system in the Country.
Representative Rep. Kolleh is the only Lawmaker in Bong County that have a Mobile Clinic Ambulance in the County.
The ALP caucus Chairman revealed that it’s not his first time providing an Ambulance for the mobile clinic in the District, noting “when I was elected in 2017 general and Presidential elections, in 2018 I purchased an Ambulance for the mobile health clinic and that was intended to treat my people and that Ambulance broke down in 2020.
“So I decided to purchase the new one of that Ambulance for the mobile health clinic because the mobile health clinic is very helpful to my people in this District because the District is challenged when it comes to a health facility. The only referred hospital in this District is the Bong Mines Hospital which is in Farmah District, and you know that before you enter Bong Mines from Sanoyea District here you will have to go through Kakata, Margibi County because there is no road here to enter Bong Mines,” Rep. Kolleh noted.
The Bong County electoral district#7 Representative further said the donation of the mobile clinic the Ambulance is in continuation of the District development agenda in the County.
The down-to-earth ALP caucus Chairman said he is humbled to provide his citizens the mobile clinic Ambulance because their wellbeing is his paramount concern in the County.
Notwithstanding, Rep. Kolleh said the maintenance and staff salary of the mobile clinic will be paid to him.
Rep. Kolleh placed the estimated cost of a mobile clinic Ambulance as little over 12 thousand United States Dollars.
He said the mobile health clinic will not treat patients for free, adding that they are going to be paying a little amount of money in other to maintain drugs in the Ambulance.
Additionally, Representative Kolleh said he is not interested in dashing out money to his citizens, but what he’s interested in is transforming the livelihood of the citizens in District#7.
The former Bong County Legislative Caucus chairman further revealed that all the projects he’s doing in the District are being funded from his pocket, not a legislative project or a County project.
He also challenged the opposition community of the District to bring development to the people and not just the mere usual negative propaganda throughout their lives.
Also speaking the Commissioner of Sonayea District, Junior Giddings lauded the Distroct#7 Representative for the donation of the mobile health clinic in the county.
The Sanoyea District Commissioner further assured the District Lawmaker of taking proper care of the mobile health clinic in the District.
At the same time, Wolapolu Clan Paramount Chief, Isaiah Horris praised Rep. Kolleh for the initiative in the District.
He said the mobile clinic Ambulance will help to improve the health care delivery system of District#7 and Bong County at large.
The mobile clinic Ambulance donation ceremony was attended by local leaders, citizens, and local health authorities among others.