A one day old bouncing baby girl was rescued this morning 11th July 2019 from a public latrine in a suburb around the zonal council in kusinjan in the Sissala East capital, Tumu.
In an interview with an elder from the Chief’s palace, Mr Tommie Kanton said “the baby was found by one of their sons Abdulai kanton(Ngeni) who went to the public latrine to free his bowl thursday morning around 5:30AM where the abandoned baby was left at the corridor of the lavatory “.
The baby was then rescued ,washed down by a woman from the chief’s palace after Ngeni picked the innocent girl in the presence of pigs who could have use her as their prey, after she disclosed that faecal particles from the latrine were found on the baby’s body.We immediately rescued and bath her before the community blew the information opened to the public where she expressed optimism of her survival as she appeared lively and declared healthy by hospital authorities.
The Tumu Municipal hospital nutritionist Mr Clement Yanbom Tiimin also told the Radfordfm that the baby is healthy after assessing her when it was rushed to the hospital for check up where she was given all the necessary vaccinations.
The Sissala East director of Social welfare, Mr. Nurideen Sherifdeen also told said that, “as part of their role, packages are always available for issue of this sort, and we shall ensure we activate it and has further promised to laise with Non governmental organisations and others to solicit support for the baby.
He also added that “the status of ownership of the baby would be determined in court where an affidavit would be sworn for bearers of the baby to claim temporary ownership of it to ensure adequate care”.
DSP Stephen Abanga,Police commander of the Sissala East has also asked the general public to assist the police with information on the whereabout of the baby’s mother and appealed to the public.The landlord of Tumu Baba Lurimua also appealed to whoever left the baby there to come forward as she will be assisted.
There was contribution from members of the Sissala East community who offered cash donations and food supplements for the found baby on the local radio station RadfordFM in Tumu.
The baby has since been currently discharged from the hospital and now under a carer from the community.