May 16, 2014


The acute water problem that confronted the Pokukrom Health Centre in the Ahafo Ano South District for more than a year has been resolved.

This follows the release of part of the share of the Health Fund for the Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, Mr Francis Manu Adabo to fix the faulty motor and pump of the centre’s mechanized borehole which brought about the water problem.

Last year, the only borehole that served the Pokukrom Health Centre broke down and following this, the staff at the centre had to queue with the town folks for over 30 minutes before they could get water to serve their patients.

The problem compelled the personnel at the facility to issue a threat to shut down the centre, since they could not always go and “fight with their own town folks, some of whom insult them”.
Following a publication in the Daily Graphic last year about the closure of the Pokukrom Health Centre due to shortage of water, the MP for the Ahafo Ano Constituency, therefore, decided to come to the aid of the people and the health centre.

Speaking to the Daily Graphic at Pokukrom after inspecting the water system, the District Director of Health Service, Mr Reuben Bedzrah, commended the MP for responding to the call of the health personnel to save the situation.

The health director also commended this paper for the publication which informed the general public about the water situation and other challenges that confronted the health centre.

He urged the health personnel at the centre to take good care of the water system to enable it to last long to serve  the people.

Mr Bedzrah assured the personnel that everything possible would be done to ensure that they were able to provide quality healthcare services to the people.

He appealed to people in communities to support health personnel posted to their areas to enable them to deliver the right service to them.

The Medical Assistant at the facility, Mr Castro Adu Obeng, was full of praise for the MP and all those who played various roles to help fix the water problem.

He said the fixing of the problem had reduced the amount of time wasted as far as the use of water in the provision of quality healthcare was concerned,  as the health workers there no longer have to wait for water before attending to patients.

Daily Graphic