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By Emeka Nwokocha

The Executive Chairman of Patani local government council, Hon. Isaac Aguanah, and the vice chairman of Sapele local government council, Hon. Vincent Ayomanor, have commended ACOMIN for consistent and effective monitoring of the ongoing Global Fund for ATM sponsored free malaria treatment in various communities in Patani and Sapele local government areas of Delta State.

They gave the commendation on Friday 4, and Monday 14 March 2022, when the Delta State programme Officer for ACOMIN, Mr. Austin Uwede, in company of other officers of the monitoring team visited the councils to brief the Chairmen on the progress made so far in the ongoing free Malaria Treatment in designated health facilities in their local government areas.

Patani Local Government Council Chairman, Hon. Isaac Aguanah (3rd left), Mr. Austin Uwede (3rd right), flanked by other members of ACOMIN Monitoring Team, and other dignitaries

Hon. Aguanah, while responding to Mr. Uwede, on the need to fix dilapidated infrastructure posing challenges in the ongoing free malaria treatment, promised to address the challenges as soon as possible.

Continuing, Aguanah reinstated his commitment to give unrestrained support to the free malaria treatment programme to ensure it achieves its objective.

He said, “My administration is prioritizing health sector and there ongoing programme to that effect. I will ensure success of the Free Malaria Treatment bt responding positively and timely to the problems you have identified at the facilities.

He however, appealed that the Free Malaria Treatment be extended to other communities in Patani local government area.

In the same vein, the vice chairman of Sapele local government area, Hon. Vincent Ayomanor, while speaking on behalf of the Chairmen of the council, Hon. Eugene Inoaghan, said that efforts were being made to ensure that the challenges such as broken fence, non availability of water, leaking roof, broken furniture, irregular power supply, and insecurity at the facilities in Adagbrasa, Elume, Amokpe and others would be addressed to ensure a hitch-free Free Malaria Treatment programme programme.

Programme Officer for ACOMIN, Delta State, Mr. Austin Uwede (right), and Hon. Vincent Ayomanor, Vice Chairman, Sapele LGA

His words, “now that you have brought to our notice these challenges, we shall discuss them at EXCO meeting to ensure positive action is taken as soon as possible.”

 

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