Farawa is a community in Kumbotso LGA of Kano State with a population size of about 25,000 inhabitants. The community lacks a functional healthcare facility, while it is also difficult to access the facility.  At night, the community members often have to transport their patient to the nearest overcrowded healthcare facility of the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital in Kano Metropolis for adequate and professional treatment. 

In view of the above challenges, Kano state government has promised to build a befitting hospital in the community. Thus; we initiated #ConstructFarawa campaign to track the construction of the hospital at Farawa to be executed by Kumbotso Local Government Council.

We hereby invite the general public to get involved in #ConstructFarawa Campaign. Join us on this to ensure Farawa gets a befitting hospital via ifollowthemoney.org or send an email to Kano@ifollowthemoney.org


Project is Delayed in Contradiction to the Project Plan 

11 November 2017: Though the project was slated (going by contract timeline) to have reached an advanced stage, workers were seen on site at the foundation level. This was considered a red flag and interaction was opened to this effect in order to ensure completion at the right timeframe.

Community Leaders Raise Concerns on Non-involvement  in Projects Selection

11 November 2017: “The contractor just came to the community and started the construction without details. It is vividly clear that the contractor is only going to use about 20% of the space allocated for the construction of the Hospital”, Ahmadu Abubakar, the community chief representative. Their perception could be influenced by past experiences. This underscores the need for inclusiveness during the selection of projects.

FollowTheMoney Holds Outreach on #ConstructFarawa

11 November 2017: In furtherance of the #ConstructFarawa campaign, the Follow The Money Team organised a community outreach at Farawa to strengthen community awareness and participation in the construction of the PHC in the locality. The project, upon completion, is intended to alleviate the problem of inadequate health facilities in the region. The project is being implemented by Kumbotso Local Government Council.

Find the full report here.