NDC Activists Stone Health Minister

The injured journalist 

The commissioning of a polyclinic at Ajumako Sunkwa in the Central Region on Thursday turned chaotic when some irate supporters of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) hurled stones at Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang Manu, chiefs of the area, journalists and other guests at the event.

The timely intervention of some police officers saved the situation.

According to reports, the NDC hoodlums pelted the minister when he was about to officially commission the health facility.

They claimed the previous Mahama administration built the clinic and would not allow the New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration to take the glory.

The irate hoodlums, who got out of hand, injured the cameraman from Multimedia Group in the process.

According to Seth Kwame Boateng, a reporter with the Multimedia Group, the irate NDC activists allegedly ignored pleas of their Member of Parliament (MP), Ato Forson, to allow the event to proceed.

He said the angry youth hurled stones at the health minister, chiefs of the area and other guests at the event.

Mr Agyeman Manu on Wednesday commissioned and handed over 10 auxiliary health facilities to the Ghana Health Service (GHS) in the region.

They include the 15-bed Bimpong Egya Polyclinic in TAM District, the 15-bed Akunfude Polyclinic and the 30-bed Biriwa Polyclinic.

Each of the health facility has a theatre, maternity ward, laboratory unit, pharmacy unit, injection and dressing rooms, among others.

The minister of health, in his speech, urged managers to ensure effective maintenance at the facilities.

He also implored staff to improve their services to the patients, among others.

The remaining seven health facilities at Narkwa, Etsii Sunkwa, Bisease, Jamra, Mankrong, Dawurampong and Potsin would be commissioned and handed over to GHS from 16-17 August, 2018.

From Daniel Bampoe