Ninte, a community in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State have a dilapidated PHC. This was ascertained during our preliminary visit to the community when we officially kicked off the #RenovateNinte Campaign. The trip was informed after the Follow The Money data mining team found out on a tender advertisement that the Jama’a LGA Council called for bids on various projects including the renovation of the Ninte PHC for a better healthcare service and outcome in the community.

The FTM team is tracking the implementation of the project to ensure accountability, we have initiated the #RenovateNinte campaign to track the implementation of this project. Through this campaign, we call on all concerned stakeholders especially the Jema’a Local Government Area Council to uphold public interest through being accountable and transparent in the usage of the funds that will be released for this project.

We implore the general public to get on board with us in following this money to ensure that the project is duly implemented by joining us on http://ifollowthemoney.org   

 

Follow the Money Team Sent an FOI to Request for Post Bids Evaluation Document

8th February 2018: We sent an FOI to Jema’a LGA Council requesting for post bids’ evaluation details including the specific cost, details of the successful contractor and all contract documents available for the rehabilitation project.

Click here to see the FOI Request sent.

Women Leader Hopes the Project Will be Completed Ontime to Subdue The Current Challenges Faced by Mothers

8th February 2018: In an interview with the women leader; Mrs Juliana Danlami, she was bitter over the lack of access to PHC in the community. She complained about the stress they have to go through before getting medical attention, especially on maternal and child care. She said “there is so much distance from this village to Godogodo where we have to travel to in order to receive health care” She also said “as the women leader, I am praying that the work should be hastened and all equipment be put in place so that it will ease the stress we are having within the community”, she spoke in Hausa.

Community Head Commented on the Current Work on PHC

8th February 2018: Speaking with the eighty-seven year old Dakaci of Ninte, Hassan Jatau who is the village head of Ninte community, he spoke in Hausa and told us in his words that, “…upon completion of the PHC project, I expect the PHC to be fully in place so that the community can have access to good health…” he also said “we are equally pleading that the windows should have burglary proof to protect the equipment”.

VIP Toilets is Currently Undergoing Rehabilitation

8th February 2018: As at the time of the outreach, work on the VIP toilet was on-going, the roof has been fixed, the plastering was ongoing, painting has not been done, the cement floor was about to be laid as workers were seen mixing mortar and the doors were yet to be fixed.

The Staff Quarters Has Seen Some Improvement 

8th January 2018: Work on the staff quarters has reached an advanced level as the roof and ceiling have been fixed, the glass windows have been placed, flooring and fixing of the door frames were on-going as at the time of this outreach.

Follow the Money Team Went for Community Outreach

8th February 2018: The Follow the Money Team went for a community outreach to track the renovation of Ninte PHC carried out by Jema’a LGA. Main renovation work on this building is currently on-going as at the time of our visiting. The roof and ceiling have been placed, the building has been painted, the window glasses have been fixed, wiring works were been done, the glasses for the doors are yet to be fixed and some of the floors were yet to be fixed.

Find the full report here.