Vice President, Dr. Victor Bockarie Foh on Friday 14th July, 2017 inaugurated Health Facilities in Bo District, Southern Sierra Leone at a ceremony held in Jimmi Bagbo.
The European Union funded project, includes an extension of the Jimmi Bagbo Community Health Center and Staff Health Quarters, rehabilitation of the District Medical Store and Pediatric Ward in Bo Government Hospital and construction of a new Hospital Medical Store.
Delivering his Keynote Address, VP. Foh thanked the European Union (EU) and UNICEF for standing with the people of Sierra Leone and bringing development to the country. He called the occasion a fine moment for the country, especially at a time when the President, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma is doing all within his powers to revolutionise the Health Sector.
VP. Foh appealed to Sierra Leoneans to put politics aside and embrace national development. The development pace of the country, he said, is slow, because as a nation we talk more of politics and do less towards nation building. He therefore, implored that we all work together to improve, particularly on the Health and Agricultural Sectors. He warned, that if you sow laziness, you will reap poverty.
Vice President Foh adjured the people of Bo District, to take responsibility of these Health Facilities. “You must recognise, appreciate and patronise your own”, he said beseechingly.
VP. Foh pledged, on behalf of the Government, that they will prevail on the Donor Partners for the Jimmi Bagbo Health Center to be upgraded to a Hospital Status. This was in response to a plea by Community Stakeholders for an upgrade on the Health Center. He agreed, that Jimmi Bagbo being a focal point for Torma Bum and Lugbu Chiefdoms, justifies the need for an upgrade on the Center.
Dr. Victor Bockarie Foh assured the Donor Partners, that the APC led Government will continue to work with them collaboratively for the growth and development of Sierra Leone.
The program was climaxed by the Cutting of Tape and a Conducted Tour of the Jimmi Bagbo Health Center.
Vice President Foh entered Jimmi Bagbo to a flourish of trumpets; as his arrival was greeted with a rousing fanfare.
Accompanying VP. Foh, were his Adviser; Dr. Jengo Stevens, Minister of State; Hon. Mohamed Alie Bah, Resident Minister South; Hon. Muctarr Conteh, National Coordinator for SUN; Dr. Mohamed Foh and his team, and a galaxy of Paramount Chiefs. Also present, was the Deputy Minister ll at the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Madam Zulaitu Cooper.
©PR/Social Media Coordinator
Office of the Vice President