A Non Governmental Organization, Follow The Money, FTM has organized a one-day Town hall meeting on CTAP II (Covid19 Transparency and Accountability Project II) in Gusau, the Zamfara state capital.

Speaking during the opening of the meeting, the Team Lead FTM-CODE in Zamfara state, Malam Kabiru Garba said the meeting would discuss solemely on the report of the recent Data Collection on CTAP II and Vaccines utilization and Transparency of Covid19 Fund in the state.

He explained that the Project focuses on Vaccines utilization and accountability, informing the Community Members in order to ensure availability of it for the exercise.

According to him, hitches on accountabilities of Covid 19 across Health facilities in the state would be identified and ways will be mapped out to improve PHCs in Zamfara state.

The Team leader added that already, the second phase of The project focuses on improving healthcare funding and address the issues related to covid-19 vaccines deployment.

In his contribution, the representative of the Executive Secretary, Primary Healthcare Board, Dr. Bashiru Abubakar said there are lot of vaccines for the exercise and led the team on a supervision of Covid -19 vaccination booths to ensure those assigned were carrying out their duties as stipulated.

He called on Zamfara State Government to take immediate action in providing quality Healthcare services across the 147 heatlthcare facilities in the state adding that they visited about 140 PHCs across the state to know their status, and get the percentage of vaccines received, administered and the remaining.

Kabiru Garba, informed the participants that, FTM has a track record of implementing social Accountability project, and is always working with community members for sustainability of it’s projects and they are going to liaise with the state government to ensure PHC Centres will be functional.

He stated that statistics showed the status of Health extension workers, medical officers, health technicians, mid wives, nurses, community health workers, is good, as according to him, number of vaccines received, vaccines used and vaccines remain in the state, are intact.

In their various remarks, participants urged the organization to assist in addressing some challenges facing Health Facilities across the state most especially in some security compromised areas.

According to one of the community member, Muhammad Ahmad said they need to partner in addressing some challenges facing this Community, especially in the area of Female Health workers and so many challenges.

SANI HARUNA DUTSINMA