The youth of Gaani, a community in the Kassena Nankana Municipality of the Upper East Region, have launched a fundraising exercise to complete a Community Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compound that has been operating under a mango tree.
The CHPS compound for the past five years has been operating under a mango tree. The pathetic situation ignited community members’ interest in salvaging the worrying concern by constructing a pavilion as a temporary facility for health care delivery.
Speaking at the launch of the fundraising event at the community centre in Gaani, The chief of the community John Akenyellah Adakema lauded the youth initiative and tasked every house to make a minimum of Ghc20.00 contribution to help the worthy course.
He said, “I want to commend the youth of the community for the initiative. The CHPS compound will bring a big relief to our pregnant women; anyone who falls sick can have access to first aid treatment, especially at night. On behalf of the community, I pledge my support to ensure that the auxiliary facilities needed for smooth operation of the facility are completed. I therefore tasked every house in the community to contribute a minimum of GHs20.00 per house to support the project because it’s to the collective benefit of the community”
The youth president, Daniel Akansake, said the initiative became necessary because the health workers at the CHPS compound expressed worry over the safety of the drugs they keep in the facility because dust from the untarred road posed a danger to the drugs stored at the facility.
Mr. Akansake said all salary earners in the community are expected to make a minimum contribution of Ghc50.00 to support the project.
He said, “We met the nurses at the facility, and they expressed concerns about the dust emanating from the untarred road. They said because the pavilion is not completely covered, drugs stored in the facility are usually dusty, which is not healthy for consumption.”
“We are raising funds to put the facility in better shape for quality health delivery. All salary earners are tasked to contribute a minimum of Ghs 50.00 to support the project.”
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Samuel Adagom|Ghana