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28.12.2006 Health

Nyanyano Self-Help Clinic At Standstill

By Daniel Amoo, Gomoa Nyanyano
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Work on a ยข2 billion community health centre at Gomoa Nyanyano, near Kasoa in the Central Region, has come to a standstill for the past five years due to lack of funds.

Constructional works on the project for the more than 25,000 residents of the town and its environs, came to a halt soon after the foundation was laid.

The chief and elders of the fishing community are therefore appealing to the government for assistance to complete the project which was jointly initiated by a philanthropist and the community.
Nana Obeng Wiabo II, the chief, told the Times during a tour of the project site on Tuesday, that the project was vital to the community as the current health post could not meet the needed healthcare demands of the increassing population of the area.

The project, was initiated by Dr. George Ayikwei Cleland, a Ghanaian doctor based in the United States of America with funds from friends and some non-governmental organizations, he said.
However, the philanthropist, found it difficult to mobilise more funds for the completion of the project.
He said the community released five plots of land for the project and was supporting it with communal labour.

He urged the government to come to the aid of the community to complete the project.

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