From Rose Ejembi, Makurdi
House of Representatives Candidate, for Kwande/Ishongo Federal Constituency on the platform of the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP), Prof. Kohol Iornem has reiterated that there is an urgent need for affordable and accessible primary healthcare in rural communities of Benue State to address the rising medical challenges at the grassroots.
Iornem who stated this in a chat with newsmen at the weekend assured that when elected as the people’s representative next year, renovation and equipping of dilapidated hospitals and health centers across the constituency would be topmost in attracting people oriented projects.
He pointed out that his deep desire to improve the wellbeing of his constituents prompted him to commit his personal funds to renovate the Primary Health Center in Tomatar, Ushongo Local Government Area when he discovered that it was in a very deplorable state.
He promised that a dialysis clinic would be set up in Kwande and Ushongo Local Government Areas to draw medical attention closer to patients with Kidney failure in the rural communities.
Professor Iornem also identified with the Youths from Kwande and Ushongo on the occasion of the International Youth day, describing them as the beacon of hope for the Benue and Nigerian Society.
He appealed to governments at all levels to do more in empowering young people with grants to enable them develop economically so that poverty and other social vices can be reduced to the barest minimum in the society.
Iornem further assured that his Charity outfit; the Menroi Foundation would sustain support to the unemployed, vulnerable children and the less privileged in Benue State.