The Paramount Chief of the Chiana traditional area in the Kasena-Nakana West District of the Upper East Region, Pe Ditundini Adiali Ayagitam lll has appealed to citizens of his traditional area in the diaspora to support in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in the area.
He said even though, the traditional area has not recorded a case yet, it was important to be proactive rather than reactive as COVID-19 cases in the Upper East Region stands at forty two. With the total COVID-19 cases now ten thousand three hundred and fifty eight (10358). Three thousand eight hundred twenty four (3,824) recoveries with forty eight (48) deaths.

The Paramount Chief made the call when a group of natives from the area who call themselves ‘Chiana Bia in Accra’ donated COVID-19 personal hygiene materials to his Palace and some Community Health-Based Planning Service (CHPS) facilities and the Chiana Health Center in Chiana.

Pe Ditundini Adiali Ayagitam lll who was enthused with the gesture of the group, said the move was the first of its kind by natives of Chiana in the diaspora. He pleaded with them to extend the support to cover all health facilities in the area.  The chief also advised the group to be united and to also look beyond the COVID-19 pandemic and help the Chiana community in other social developmental challenges facing the traditional area.

The delegation of the Chiana Bia in Accra led by Dominic Abili Aloriweh donated items amounting to about five thousand Ghana Cedis bought from individual contribution and donations including Veronica Buckets,rolls of tissue, detergents, bottles of hand sanitizers and boxes of hand gloves.  The group also donated a public address system to be used to educate people who come to the Chaina market popularly known as ‘Friday market’ of the safety protocols.

Health facilities that benefited were Kalvio Gugoru Community Based Health Planning and Services (CHPS), Nyangnia CHPS, the Chiana Health Center and the Chiana Market.
The rest are the Gwenia CHIPS and Kanania CHPS. Similar donations were made to the Chiana Police Station and the Ghana National Fire Service Station and the Chiana Senior High School.

The leader of the delegation, Dominic Abili Aloriweh said the group deemed it fit to give back to their society in this challenging times as government could not do it alone.
He therefore called on other Chiana natives abroad to join the group to support the Chiana Traditional area in the wake of the COVID-19 as well as other interventions that the group may deem it fit.

The patrons of the Chiana Bia in Accra are Colonel Eddie K. Nawurah, Clifford Aduah and Chief Ayi.

Source: Wepeba Aloriweh.

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