With support from the Builsa South District Assembly, all 20 electoral areas within the district now have functional CHPS compounds. Some larger electoral areas have more than one CHPS compound while plans are underway to ensure that more of such are built across the district.
The move is to ensure that all the residents within the area are able to access quality basic healthcare rather timeously.
For already existing CHPS compounds, expansion works have begun or are yet to begin to ensure the improvement of healthcare. This is according to Daniel Kwame Gariba, the DCE for the Builsa South District. He said this when he spoke on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show.
“It all started with the previous government and then we came and accelerated it to make sure that every electoral area has a CHPS compound. The CHPS compounds were just built without accommodation.”
“When we came, we decided that we want health workers to live in the communities and offer 24-hour services. Somebody who is in labour in say, Wupiensa, we wouldn’t say that the persons should travel from there to Fumbisi to access health. The health service would have to be closer,” he said.
The DCE continued to say, “very soon, I will be cutting sod for the construction of a CHPS compound at Nyandima to serve the people over there. Already, we are doing one at Kalaasa which is in the same electoral area.”
Also, under the Ghana Productive Safety Net Project GPSNP), some 20 acres of cashew crops have been cultivated in parts of the Builsa South District of the Upper East Region.
The cashew crops were chosen because of their competitive advantage to further the government’s agenda of promoting the cultivation of high-value tree crops for export under the Planting for Export and Rural Development (PERD) programme.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana