Published On: Wed, Dec 5th, 2012

Uduaghan Lauds Tompolo Human Development Efforts

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By Chris Odamah
Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has commended High Chief Government Ekpemupolo (aka Tompolo) for partnering the State Government in Human Capital Development.
Dr. Uduaghan while speaking at the launch of Tompolo Foundation held at Hotel Excel, Effurun, Delta State hailed the ex-militant leader for coming to the rescue of the less privileged in the society.

The Governor, who spoke through the Commissioner for Special Duties, DESOPADEC, Mr. Timi Tonye lauded Tompolo for keying into the human capital development agenda of his government, saying Delta state has well equipped hospitals and charged other Deltans to emulate Tompolo.

In his words, “We are gathered here today for the launch of the Tompolo Foundation, a most reassuring development that a public-spirited organization is coming on stream as a way through High Chief Government Ekpemupolo is giving back to society, some of the blessing he received from God.”

According to him, “I am reliably informed that the Foundation will concentrate more on education and healthcare among other areas while healthcare and education are key to the State Government’s human capital agenda. I commend the Tompolo Foundation for this partnership with the Delta State Government in this sphere of human capital development.”

Human Capital development, the Governor said, is a major plank of his administration’s three-point agenda, adding that Healthcare had always received serious attention of his administration.

“In the State, the catchword for the role of healthcare in economic development centres on the health is wealth philosophy. All attempts by other sectors of the economy at reducing poverty and promoting growth and prosperity are made possible with a healthy populace,” he said.
Dr. Uduaghan also disclosed that “The State now has fifty six public hospitals, three hundred and twenty seven health centres and over two hundred and thirty four medical doctors. It, therefore, has one of the highest and well equipped hospitals in terms of manpower and infrastructure in the country. To achieve the reduction in maternal mortality, the government declared free maternity services and free healthcare for all children from five years and below in all public hospitals.”

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