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Nkwanta Birth and Death Registry at the verge of collapse

By Simon Asare, GNA

Nkwanta (V/R), Sept. 8, GNA - The Birth and Death Registry at Nkwanta South Municipality in the Volta Region is at the verge of collapse as basic logistics to aid service delivery were unavailable.

Mr Suilemana Issah, the Deputy Director of Births and Deaths of the Municipality, said the Registry lacked equipment and electricity to facilitate its work, making it difficult to gather information concerning births and deaths in the Municipality.

”Everything here is in tatters, we only have two chairs and a table to sit on and when visitors come they have to sit on a bench,'' he told the Ghana News Agency in an interview.

''We have no suitable office equipment and no electricity to carry out our duties and this building is certainly not in good shape. It can collapse at anytime,'' he said.

He urged government to support with the provision of a new motorbike for the Registry and refurbish the dilapidated office structure.

''I'm very poised to carry out my duties effectively with improved facilities at my disposal,“ he added.

Mr Issah commended World Vision Ghana for its support to the office so far.

He said Nkwanta, in 2017, recorded 2,700 births, the highest in the Volta Region that year.

GNA


Source: GNA Story (http://www.ghananewsagency.org/health/nkwanta-birth-and-death-registry-at-the-verge-of-collapse-138310)
Published: 2018-09-08 14:52:53
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