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German-based Nkwen Elite Give Health Centre Face-lift 

By Chris Mbunwe & *Lovet Beh

CameroonPostline.com — Some Nkwen elite based in Germany have donated six modern toilets, hospital beds, a TV set, sterilizer, a delivery bed and other valuables worth FCFA 10 million to the dilapidating Nkwen Integrated Health Centre.

Speaking at the reception of the renovated buildings and the equipment, the President of Nkwen Cultural and Development Association, NCDA-Germany, Gregory Tanwie Ngu, said “we could not stand by and watch; we have, therefore, stepped in with FCFA 10 million, which has been used to upgrade this health unit to modern standards.”

While appealing to the Government to uplift the health centre to a full-fledged hospital, Tanwie Ngu promised to do more if the hospital will have a resident doctor to attend to the most complicated health issues. He praised the National President of NCDA, John Asang, and his executive that contributed towards the growth of the health centre. NCDA Secretary General, Mathew Takwi, said the health centre workers should remain hard working, adding that Nkwen elite will always lend them support.

Takwi said their kith and kin in USA and Germany have over the years supported development projects at home in health and educational domains,as well as cultural issues. Hon. Simon Nchinda Fobi, MP for Bamenda-Bali constituency, praised the efforts of Nkwen elite in Germany and enjoined others to join them.

On behalf of the staff of Nkwen Health Centre, the Chief of Centre, Mrs. Victorine Mukong Tekwe, said the donation has changed the statute of the Centre and as such will attract more patients.
She thanked the Council for financial assistance they received during the treatment of Onchocercasis and Lymphatic Filariasis neglected tropical diseases in 2012. Mukong requested for the electrification of the street to the Health Centre from Mile Four junction to ensure security in the area.

*(National Polytechnic Journalism Student On Internship)

First published in The Post print edition no 01463

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