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08.10.2005 Health

Sewum calls for the opening of Government clinic

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Sewum (W/R) Oct.8, GNA- The Government clinic at Sewum near Enchi in the Western Region had been closed down because the Medical Assistant in-charge and the other health workers have deserted their posts for the past two months.

The people have therefore, sent an urgent appeal to the Ministry of Health through the Ghana News Agency to post health workers to man the clinic, which is the only health facility for the people and adjoining communities.

Nana Kofi Sandi II, Gyaasehene of Sewum at a meeting to deliberate on issues affecting the welfare of the people said the sudden departure of the Medical Assistant and other workers had compounded the health problems of the people of the area. He also appealed to the Aowin-Suaman District Assembly to help the community to provide themselves with electricity, potable water and a new classroom block for the local primary school and provide it with qualified teachers.

Nana John Andoh, Apamhene of the area called for the rehabilitated of the Sewum-Alatakrom, Sewum-Bomfa and Sewum-Bongoso to make them motorable.

He said there was also the urgent need to construct a new bridge to span river Boin near the Ghana-Cote d' Ivoire border to facilitate easy movement goods and services.

Mr. Edward Kwasi Aboagye, chairman of cocoa mass spraying exercise in the area commended the Government for introducing the exercise, which he said had proved beneficial to farmers. He however, appealed for increase in the supply of insecticides and fertilizers to enable as many farmers as possible to benefit from the exercise.

Mr. Paul Baidoo, chairman of the community electrification project said the community procured 70 poles following assurance that the area would be connected to the national grid about seven years ago. He appealed to the Government to help them to make their dreams a reality by connecting the town to the national grid to improve economic and social activities of the people. Oct. 08 05

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