Asunsu (B/A), March 17, GNA – A GH¢305,000.00 new Community Based Health Planning Services(CHPs) facility has been inaugurated at Asunsu Number One in the Dormaa Municipality.
The project was undertaken by the Municipality with assistance from the Japanese Embassy under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects.
Speaking at a ceremony to formally cut the tape to inaugurate the facility, Mr. Gordon Asubonteng, the Municipal Chief Executive, said it was important to develop health institutions in the Municipality since many people from Cote d’ Ivoire patronised health services in the area.
He commended the Japanese Embassy for their support and called for their intervention to address educational sector challenges in the Municipality.
Mr. Asubonteng dismissed claims that the facility was constructed by a non-governmental organisation(NGO) and said it was built by the Municipal assembly with assistance from the Japanese Embassy.
He assured the Chiefs and people in the area that soon, the area would be connected to the national grid, and when that was done the Asunso Number One CHPS compound would be connected to power to enable it function effectively.
Mr. Kaoru Yoshimura, the Japanese Ambassador in Ghana, said the execution of the project followed a proposal submitted which showed people in the area had to travel 15 to 20 kilometres to the Dormaa Presbyterian Hospital to access healthcare.
He expressed the hope that the facility would not only meet the health needs but will unite the people as well as surrounding communities.
Madam Idrisah, the Municipal Director of Health Services, expressed concern about the quality of Community Based Health Planning Services(CHPS) facilities in the Brong – Ahafo Region.
She gave the assurance that the interim management committee of the facility would ensure that it was kept to good use and in proper condition.
The Municipal Health Director said her outfit would ensure the facility is accredited to the National Health Insurance Scheme(NHIS) to enable NHIS card bearers to access service.
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