The president of the Gianda Youth Development Association (GIYODA) in Kpogbahn Statutory District No. 4, Grand Bassa County, has stressed the need for health facility in Gianda Clan in the district.
Mr. G. William Olu Diggs told the Daily Observer that there are more than 100 towns and villages in the clan and some parts of Rivercess County that are in need of the health facility to meet their health needs.
He disclosed that since the establishment of the clan some years back, government has not built any health facility in the clan to cater to the health needs of the inhabitants in that part of the district.
According to him, they have and continue to find it difficult taking patients, especially pregnant women, in hammocks about eight hours’ walk from the Zondo Community to the Compound #4 Clinic in the district for medical attention.
He added that they also find it difficult carrying patients from the clan to the Liberian Agricultural Company Hospital in District #3, since the company does not accept or allow their ambulance to go outside the plantation for patients, especially during the current Ebola crisis in the country.
The GIYODA president is therefore appealing to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and other international health related organizations or other humanitarian groups to help build a health facility near the Zondo Mission Community in Gianda Clan in the district to curtail the health problems.
He used the interview to recommend one Mr. Madison Gbogbah-Tarr, a rural health worker who serves as a focal person for the Grand Bassa County Health Team, who will properly manage activities of the health center if government and her partners should consider addressing their appeal for the health facility.