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24.08.2005 Health

Gowire-Kunkua gets 250-million-cedi Community Health Planning Centre


Gowire-Kunkua (UE/R), Aug. 24, GNA - The Bongo District Director of Health Services, Dr John Kwasi Marfo, at the weekend inaugurated a 250-million-cedi Community Based Health Services Planning (CBHSP) Centre for Gowire-Kunkua community, near Bongo in the Upper East Region.

The project, which was initiated by the Ghana Health Service (GHS), was to bring health delivering system closer to the rural people. The Catholic Relief Services (CRS) provided a motorbike to enable the community health officer of the centre to discharge her duties effectively.

Dr Marfo called on the Assemblyman of the area, the chief and as well as the people to create a conducive atmosphere for the community health officer to feel at home in order to perform her duties effectively.

He also impressed upon the community health officer, Madam Gifty Nyabato, to interact with the people in their homes to bring out their health problems for redress.

He also inaugurated the Gowire-Nayire CBHSP Centre, an abandoned bungalow, which the GHS solicited from the Bongo District Assembly and renovated for use at the cost of 10 million cedis. The Assemblyman of the area, Mr George Agana, commended the GHS and CRS for the kind gesture rendered to the two communities and asked those, who had not yet registered with the National Health Insurance Scheme to do so.

The Chairman for the function, Dr Nsiire Agana, who is also the Deputy Regional Director of Health Services and a native of the area, called on parents to send their children to school, so that they could become future leaders.

He asked them to educate each other against the deadly HIV/AIDS disease and to co-operate with the community health officer.