Former President John Dramani Mahama and his wife have commissioned a newly built 54-bed capacity Maternity and Children’s Ward for the Bole District Hospital in the Savannah Region.
The initiative forms part of activities to mark the 30th anniversary of the marriage between the former President and the former First Lady.
The facilities consist of 10 baby cots, antennal intensive care unit, 3 incubators, 5 phototherapy units, child care centre, delivery rooms, recovery wards, consulting rooms, living rooms, visiting rooms, and television sets in all the rooms among others.
Having arrived in the Savannah Region on Monday, July 25, 2022, ahead of the inauguration the couples paid a courtesy call on the Bolewura Sarfo Kutuge Feso I at his palace.
Speaking at the commissioning ceremony Tuesday, July 26, 2022, in Bole, Mrs Lordina Mahama indicated the project as planned some five years ago was to show appreciation of God’s goodness which motivated them to show support for the Bole community through addressing the health needs of the people.
She described the occasion as one of the happiest moments in her life and added that “Today we celebrate life, we celebrate health and wellness, we celebrate our people and their aspirations, we celebrate the products of this beautiful vision.”
According to her, the project as fully completed and handed over, was partnered with the Lordina Foundation which is guided by the motto “the more we share, the more we have,” and will continue to transform the lives of many people directly and indirectly through its numerous project.
“Today, by the grace of God on our 30th marriage anniversary, my husband [John Mahama] and I have the pleasure to inaugurate the Lordina Foundation Maternity and Children’s Ward.
“We are expecting that the two wards will help provide optimized health care to the good people of Bole and its environs. This is our heartfelt contribution to the lovely people of this community,” said Madam Lordina Mahama.
The former First Lady ceased the opportunity and charged the management of the Bole District Hospital to ensure they prioritize the maintenance culture of the facility to enable it to serve its intended purposes and last long to the benefit of unborn generations.
“It is my hope that the facility will be put to good use and well maintained so that it will last for many more years to address our healthcare needs and put smiles on the faces of the people.”
On his part, former President John Dramani Mahama said to address issues of maternal wellbeing it is critically important to ensure that mother and child come out safely after delivery, hence their decision to raise such a well-equipped facility.
“Today, God having given us the grace of life and good health, we commemorate our 30th weeding anniversary and are delighted that God has given us the strength to fulfil the pledged that we made to him,” he stressed.
The former president observed that giving back to societies played an instrumental role in choosing Bole to commemorate their anniversary with the edifice because the community has contributed immensely to his successes in life.