The flagbearer for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) John Dramani Mahama has celebrated his has made a donation to the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) on the occasion of his 62nd birthday.
The former president who was on a campaign trail in the Northern region, donated food items, beverages and toiletries to the children on admission at the hospital.
He pledged his commitment to improving the health facility if he is given the nod to lead the country as president in the December 2020 general elections.
While presenting the items to the leadership of the hospital, Mr Mahama said: “I’m always happy when I come to the Tamale Teaching Hospital because I see the phenomenal work we did in expanding and improving the facilities in this hospital.
“This hospital was built when I was a young student in GHANASCO and I’m sure Dr Abbas can relate to that in the Acheampong regime and since then it hadn’t seen any major improvement until recently. Today, it looks a first-class facility,” Mr Mahama noted.
He was hopeful that the NDC will win the 2020 general elections to be able continue the development of the hospital to meet the health needs of people.
“I know there is much more we can do to bring it up to scratch so that we can continue to make it the foremost teaching hospital in the whole of the Savannah region of the country.
“And I can pledge my commitment to you that if things go the way I think they would and we’re blessed with managing this country again, we will put more investment in this hospital so that they can continue to provide the best service to the people of this area, ” he added.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Tamale Teaching Hospital, Dr Abbass Adam who wished the former president a happy birthday commended him for the kind gesture and wished him well in all his endeavours.
The former president who was accompanied by his wife, Lordina Mahama is also expected to send donations to an orphanage home.