A Health Centre, Vocational school and elementary school in the Central province where given financial assistance by the Department of Finance following the visit yesterday. The assistance by the department was a surprise for some but will go a long way in providing much needed services in the districts.
The Abau Health Centre in the Central province, established in the early 1960s is now runned down and in need of renovation. The
Health Centre will however soon see changes and new facilities after
Finance Secretary, Dr. Ken Ngangan presented a cheque of K100 000 to the
health centre during his visit to the District Treasury office. Long-time
health extension officer now the District Health Co-ordinator, Etene
Boyama was caught by surprise yesterday but thanked the secretary as the
funds would go a long way to help in rehabilitation.
She said the health centre was understaffed with limited facilities serving more than fifty patients per day. She added that six of the ten aid posts in the district have been closed due to accommodation and water problem adding more patients every day to the limited space the Centre can provide.
In addition to the donation for the Abau Health Centre, the Finance Secretary also donated K50 000 each to the Kwikila Vocational School and the Vatugoro Elementary school in the Rigo district.