The chief and people of the Logre community in the Nabdam district of the Upper East region are expressing profound joy as the construction of a Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compound is ongoing in the community. The project, which is at its lintel level, is part of the Gulf of Guinea Northern Regions Social Cohesion (SOCO) project and funded by the World Bank.
The chief of Logre, Nab Salima Yidan Tobig II said the community has long faced challenges related to healthcare access, and the construction of the CHPS compound is viewed as a significant step toward addressing these concerns.
“When we cried to the government, the government responded positively and we are here to see how work is progressing. Even though the project is not yet completed, we know in the shortest possible time, the Regional Minister will come back to commission this project. My people will benefit fully the health needs, especially, pregnant women. So we are grateful to the government, and World Bank for the SOCO projects”
He said this when the Upper East Regional Minister, Stephen Yakubu inspected the progress of works under SOCO in the Nabdam district.
The CHPS compound is expected to provide essential healthcare services, including maternal and child health, immunizations, and basic medical consultations. It is strategically located within the community to ensure that residents have easy access to healthcare facilities, reducing the need to travel long distances for medical assistance.
District Chief Executive for Nabdam, Agnes Anamoo said the construction of the CHPS compound at the Logre community adds to about 20 projects the district is benefiting under the SOCO project.
Among these projects include the construction of a market shed and a maternity block at Pelungu, a maternity block at Zanlerigu, the construction of a road linking Sekote-Kotintaabig-Pelungu-Yakute communities, a youth field at Sekote, a youth center at Asonge community.
The rest of the projects included the construction of about 20 boreholes, a community water system, and the renovation of selected schools. Madam Anamoo thanked the government for the projects and expressed optimism that the projects when completed will improve the lives of the people of the Nabdam.
Upper East Regional Minister, Stephen Yakubu, said the SOCO projects were carefully selected by the community members to meet the needs of the community.
“As we go around, the key things that I am looking at is the citing of the projects, whether are they demand-driven, and whether the quality is up to standard. And so far, I think I am very happy”, he added.
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