Stephen Asante, GNA
Katapei (Ash), Dec. 4, GNA - The chiefs and people of Katapei, a growing farming community near Tepa in the Ahafo-Ano North Municipality, have called for the completion of a Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compound project which has been abandoned since 2013.
Nana Kwame Opoku, Odikro of Katapei, said residents from the area and adjoining communities presently, have to trek many kilometres to Tepa or Anyinasuso to seek medical care.
“This can no longer be accepted since we are always in danger in times of emergency,” he told the Ghana News Agency in an interview.
This was on the sideline of the launch of the Bicycle Education Empowerment Programme (BEEP), a multi-sectoral initiative designed to ensure punctuality at school amongst children in the area.
Nana Opoku said the CHPS project is about 20 per cent complete adding that its successful completion and functioning is critical to boosting healthcare delivery in the community.
He bemoaned the lack of seriousness on the part of the Municipal Assembly and Ghana Health Services to see to it that the project is completed, saying “all appeals made for improvement has fallen on deaf ears”.
The Odikro said a healthy society is a wealthy one, and that, it was high time the nation invested in preventive healthcare for development.