CHPS Compounds Abandoned Due To Lack Of Water, Electricity
Some health facilities constructed in the South Dayi District in the Volta Region have not been operational, many years after they were completed.
According to the Member of Parliament for the area, Rockson Dafeamekpor, who spoke on the Citi Breakfast Show, they have about seven CHPS compounds, but about five of them are not operational due to lack of electricity and water.
“Within the past six years, we constructed about 7 of them. The difficulty is that, when these compounds are completed you need to extend electricity and water, but the cost of extending these utility services are not factored in the actual construction, and that is the challenge.”
“Now we are being levied a huge cost to extend electricity and water, and because of the inadequacy of funding from the Assembly, this is the challenge for the Assembly and we are making efforts to operationalize the facility at both Kpeve and Pekiwudome,” he added.
Abandoned health facilities
This comes on the back of Citi News’ consistent report on some completed but abandoned health projects scattered across the country.
They include abandoned CHPS compound at Ofankor, Tetegu, Teshie all in Accra.
Other major ones that have been reported by Citi FM are the $217 million University of Ghana Medical Centre , the Bank of Ghana Hospital and the solar-powered medical centre at the Volo Digital Village in the Volta Region.
Click below to listen to the South Dayi MP’s submission on the Citi Breakfast Show:
By: Godwin Akweiteh Allotey/citifmonline.com/Ghana
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