The Volta Region Students Association (VORSA) wishes to express its disappointment at the disturbing news that some Medical doctors and midwives who hail from the region are refusing posting to the region.
Our attention has been drawn by the Volta Regional Health Director, Dr. Joseph Nuertey's briefing of the first general meeting of the regional house of chiefs on the state of health service delivery in the region. He implored the Chiefs to the lead the campaign in appealing to the medical doctors and midwives from the region to come back home and serve.
We would like to add our voice to the clarion call by the Regional health directorate and also appeal to the doctors and midwives not to turn their back on the region but rather advocate for postings to the region.We urge our brothers and sisters to take bold steps and request for posting to the region as it is a great opportunity to serve our motherland.
We wish to remind our colleagues of an age old saying by our ancestors: “You don't use your left hand to point to your hometown”
It is also interesting to note that out of the total number of medical doctors serving the various hospitals, Clinics, and other health facilities in the country, about 70% of them hails from the region. So we ask? Why is our region lacking when we have so much human resource.
We are therefore making a passionate appeal to doctors, midwives and all other professionals from the region to come back and contribute their quota and help make the region great and strong.
Furthermore, our other plea goes to the final year tertiary students across the country who will be posted to the Volta Region later this year by the national service secretariat for their national service duties to accept the postings because the cost of living in the region is comparative low in relations to house rents, cost of transport etc vis -a- vis the high cost of living in the cosmopolitan areas like Accra and Kumasi.
Finally, we are appealing to the Chiefs, opinion leaders and all stakeholders as a matter of urgency resolve all the issues and bottlenecks contributing to the unwillingness of personnel in accepting postings to the region more importantly indigenes.
Thank you, long live Volta Region and long live mother Ghana.
Daniel Selorm Ahedor
President, VORSA- UPSA Chapter