Council prepares incentive packages for medical doctors

The Overlord of the Wala Traditional Council, Naa (Alhaji) Fuseini Seidu Pelpuo, says the Council is creating incentive packages to motivate medical doctors to come and work at health facilities in the area.

He said a major issue that militates against the effective quality healthcare delivery has been the refusal of most medical doctors to accept postings to the Upper West Region to render services.

Naa Pelpuo was addressing the chiefs and people of the Wa Traditional Council at a durbar to climax the end of this year’s Dumba Festival in Wa.

He said very soon the Council would make known the incentive packages.

Naa Pelpuo, who is also the President of the Wala Traditional Council, appealed to the government to expedite work to complete the Regional Hospital project to help expand health services.

He urged traditional rulers to encourage people in their communities to complement the efforts of the district assemblies to keep the environment clean.

He expressed dissatisfaction about the wanton felling of trees for charcoal production and tasked traditional rulers to help enforce bushfire laws to replenish the environment.

Naa Pelpuo asked chiefs to endeavour to give equal attention to all political parties and handle contestants in the 2016 general election with tact and impartiality.

Dr Henry Siedu Daanaa Minister of Chieftaincy and Traditional Affairs, who was the special guest of honour, appealed to traditional rulers to assist in keeping law and order in the communities.

He said Ghana has not developed to the level that it could provide police stations in every corner of the country, hence the need for shared responsibility to maintain law and order to enhance development.

Dr Daanaa advised traditional rulers and their counsellors to adopt the alternative dispute resolution mechanism to settle disputes brought before them to help sustain peace in the communities.

He announced that the Ministry would organise workshops and seminars for traditional rulers and other stakeholders including landlords to educate them on the chieftaincy institution. GNA

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