June 21, 2013

Honourable Eric Kwakye Darfour, Member of Parliament for Nkawkaw said the number of health facilities in the constituency is woefully inadequate to cater for the growing population of the area.

Worse of all, the whole constituency is without government hospital compelling the entire population to be dependent on a mission hospital and private one called Agyarkwa Hospital.

The constituency falls short of the ministry of health’s projection of about 30 CHPS compounds for the provision of primary health services especially in deprived areas. There are less than 10 of these CHPS compounds dotted around the constituency making health accessibility a daunting task for residents.

To bring some improvement to the sector, the Member of Parliament disclosed that he is in the process of completing a community health centre which was started by his predecessor but was abandoned at the roofing level.

Additionally, another health facility at Danteng Okerchire which has also stalled will be completed to make it more useful to the residents in those communities. The structure of the facility has been completed but has not been equipped for use hence his main focus as far as this particular project is concerned is to extend electricity and light to the facility and provide the necessary equipment and logistics for its proper functioning.

Documentations on the two projects have been worked on with assistance from the necessary stakeholders paving way for work to commence as soon as funds are secured.

Dominic Shirimori/Ghanamps.gov.gh