The Talensi District Assembly in the Upper East region has commenced the construction of the first phase of projects under the Gulf of Guinea Northern Regions Social Cohesion (SOCO) project in various sectors and communities within the district.
The assembly broke ground for the construction of two Community Health-Based Planning Services (CHPS compound) at Sepaat and Balungu communities, respectively, while the Guborigu Community is set to benefit from a 2-unit Kindergarten school block. The assembly will also construct brooders for guinea fowl production in selected communities and undertake the rehabilitation of the Tongo Youth Centre.
Other projects include the drilling and mechanization of two boreholes with a 3,500-liter capacity tank mounted, and the construction of eight fishponds in Datuko and Gorogo communities. Additionally, drilling and mechanization of two boreholes with a 3,500-liter capacity tank mounted will take place in Sepaat and Balungu communities, respectively.
Speaking to the media after handing over sites to various contractors, the Talensi District Chief Executive Officer, Thomas Duanab Wuni Pearson, stated that the SOCO project aims not only to bring physical development to the area but also to create jobs for the people. He emphasized, “We are implementing nine projects, including two health facilities and one kindergarten for education. We also have local economic development projects, such as constructing fishponds and guinea fowl rearing facilities, along with providing water pumps to farmers for dry season farming. We are exceptionally grateful for creating jobs and involving the vulnerable in these projects.”
According to the DCE, all nine projects will cost Ghc. 4 million, and they are expected to be completed within the next three to six months.
The Talensi District Health Director, Juliana Anam-erimo, expressed that the CHPS compounds, when completed, will significantly improve healthcare delivery in the district.
Commending the Talensi District Assembly and the government for the CHPS compound in his community, the Chief of Tongo-Balungu, Naba John Atiah Mwaribilsonga Nietinga Putesone Maaletinga, mentioned that the completed clinic will bring primary healthcare closer to his people.
Source: A1Radioonline.Com|101.1MHZ|David Azure|Talensi|