Afram Plains North MP inaugurates CHPS project

Faaso Battor CHPS facility.
Faaso Battor CHPS facility.

Ms Betty Krosbi Mensah, Member of Parliament (MP) for Afram Plains North has handed over a completed Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) at Gudupe – Faaso Battor, a remote island Community to the Ghana Health Service.

The Faaso Battor CHPS Compound comprises an Outpatient Department (OPD), a consulting room, a ward, three self-contained bedrooms, a storeroom, a kitchen, and two toilets.

The facility is the second of three abandoned CHPS projects in the Afram Plains North area since 2017 that the MP has completed and handed over to Ghana Health Service.

To help address the health challenges of her constituents, Ms Mensah through her initiative was able to mobilize resources for the completion of the Faaso Battor project at a cost of GH₵ 180, 000.

The Afram Plains North MP who is also a member of the Health Committee of Parliament addressing chiefs and people of the area during the handing over ceremony expressed concern about the culture of abandoned health projects across the country.

According to her, health delivery must be a priority to all and urged the government to dedicate resources for the completion of all abandoned projects started by the Mahama administration for the benefit of all.

The MP assured of her continuous willingness to support her constituents in whatever means possible for the development of the area.

Mr Francis Kotua Apungu, Afram Plains North District Medical Director, who received the keys to the facility expressed gratitude to the MP for her relentless effort at strengthening health delivery in the area describing her as a “very proactive MP”.

According to him, the facility would provide a 24-hour health service to the community.

Mr Apungu appealed to the MP and other well-wishers to help secure a Solar vaccine fridge and a motorbike for the facility.

He also pleaded with the government to as a matter of urgency regularize the casual staff and the posting of critical staff such as Medical Doctors to help strengthen health delivery in the district and address issues of retention of Internally generated funds (IGFs).

Mr Michael Amelewu, Assemblyman for the Faaso Battor electoral area which comprises over ten communities, on behalf of the Chiefs and people of thanked the MP for the area for coming to their aid to complete the project.

He also expressed the gratitude of the people to the MP who recently supported the first phase surgery of a five-year-old boy in the community who was suffering from a hole-in-heart condition at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.

Dumefia (Chief) of Faaso Battor Togbe Matthew Kudanu also expressed gratitude to the MP for her foresight and prayed for God’s guidance for her in all efforts.

The event was attended by Joseph Appiah Boateng, MP for Afram Plains South, Kofi Iddi Adams, MP for Buem, Kobena Mensah Woyome, MP for South Tongu, Joselyn Tetteh, MP for North Dayi, and Chief Executive Officer of Eben KB Hotels.

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