Our data mining team found on a tender advertisement that the Ministry of Health in Akwa Ibom State has called for bids, for the construction of perimeter fence, completion of two bedroom twin staff quarters and provision of water scheme at Idung Iniang PHC.

Idung Iniang is a community in Eket LGA with a population of 18,977 consisting of five communities. Its PHC facility lacks key equipment, such as suction machine, sterilizing machine, refrigerator etc. which would enable them to provide effective health care services. The entire staff at the facility are females and sometimes, circumstances compel them to work at night and what is worrisome is the fact that no form of security exists at the PHC, living them vulnerable.

If there were a staff house, they would work into the night and retire to their quarters after work, feeling safe. There is also unavailability of water, as they are subjected to house to house begging for water in the community which sometimes, does not augur well.

We have initiated the #ConstructIdungIniang campaign to track the implementation of the PHC project at Idong Iniang. Through this campaign, we call on all concerned stakeholders especially the Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Health to uphold public interest through being accountable and transparent in the usage of the funds that have been released for this project.

We implore the public to get on board with us in following this money to ensure that the project is duly implemented through joining us on www.ifollowthemoney.org