Wulugu – The Diocesan Development Organization of Navrongo-Bolgatanga (NABOCADO) of the Catholic Church, has formed monitoring and management committees in eleven health establishments and twenty schools in the community of Wulugu in the North-East region .
The capacity training program under the Good Governance, Justice and Peace project of the Secretariat of the Bishop of NABOCADO is part of the diocese’s efforts to ensure effective community participation and quality service delivery in the health units and education of the diocese.
Speaking during training sessions at St Patrick’s Health Center in Wulugu on Saturday, Good Governance, Justice and Peace Project Director Joseph Bangu explained that the project funded by the Hungary Helps program aimed to empower committees with knowledge and skills to act as citizen watch groups and a link between institutions and their respective communities for effective collaboration and better service delivery.
Each committee which included key community stakeholders including the chief, women leaders, youth leaders, assembly members, facility staff are responsible for overseeing, monitoring and demanding service. quality from facility managers, and reporting to communities on facility events
The Director further explained that the Hungary Helps program was a collective approach aimed at increasing and strengthening the infrastructure base in the areas of health and education, as well as service delivery through advocacy and outreach. Capacity Building.
“The main function of the committees will be to come periodically to monitor the reimbursement of reimbursement requests from the NHIS, the number of beds, safe deliveries, the condition of the structure among other essential services so that in the end we can sit down. collectively and see how the installation performs, ”he added.
The Diocesan Health Services Primary Health Care Coordinator, Mr. Peter Akudugu Ayamba, noted that NABODCADO and its partners have over the years contributed to improving the delivery of health care in the diocese, especially in rural communities.
“If you look at the location of health facilities, you will realize that we are not here to compete with the Ghana Health Service, but we complement governments to provide essential services to hard-to-reach communities,” he said. -he declares.
Reverend Samuel Ngumah and Mr. Theophilus Abolga, facilitators of the training, urged committee members to avoid partisan politics and work to improve the welfare of their people.
The Health Promotion Officer of the Ghana Health Service in charge of West Mamprusi Municipality, Mr. Bismarck Adu-Agyapong, congratulated NABOCADO and the Hungary Helps program for the training and said it would establish cordial relations. between community members and service providers.