The Savelugu Municipal Youth Network for Development (SNYN4D) porpularly called ataya base today January 26, handed over a rehabilitated ambulance to the Municipal Hospital for operations.
The ambulance was picked up by the youth last month for rehabilitation after they embarked on a clean up exercise at the hospital and also donated 30 blood bags to the hospital’s laboratory.
During the ceremony to hand over the ambulance to the hospital, a founding father of the youth group, Fuseini Yahaya, porpularly called Kanvuli ŋo-Naa, revealed that the idea of forming the youth group was borne out of him noticing the importance of youth mobilizations in the prevention of conflicts and promoting development.
Mr. Yahaya whilst urging the youth to be part of the group, indicated that “the Savelugu Municipal Youth Network for Development (SNYN4D) is devoid of politics, has no affiliation to any religious body and do not represent a faction to any chieftaincy divide.”
Chairman of the association, Issah Mohammed Saani intimated that the groups intention is to help in the development of the municipality.
He stated that the group has plans of furnishing the hospital with mattresses, among others and called on the government and other stakeholders to help employ youth of the group. According to him, “it is important for stakeholders to come to our aid to fund the association or provide job opportunities for the teaming youth of the association.” He said monies accrued for the rehabilitation of the ambulance were gotten from “farm produce that were sold after the farming season.” Mr. Saani added that, “with stakeholder support, more developmental projects will be embarked on in the district by the association.”
Handing the key to the ambulance over to the management of the hospital, the chief of Savelugu, Yoo Naa Mahama Abubakari cautioned management of the hospital to see to the effective use of the ambulance.
On behalf of the management of the hospital, Nurse Manager, Mr Anthony expressed appreciation and thanked the youth for their effort. He called on residents to collaborate with the management of the hospital for a smooth and successful running of the hospital.