The chiefs and people of Akyem-Adukrom, a farming community near Kyebi, have organized a fundraising durbar to raise funds to build a Community Health and Planning Services (CHPS) compound.
Currently, a makeshift structure in a rented storeroom is what is serving as a clinic for the area and in times of emergencies the sick would have to be rushed to Kyebi or Suhum Government Hospitals for care.
Bafuour Adu Kwadwo, the Mankrado of the area, said for a long time the community has no proper facility to house community nurses who have been posted to the area and sometimes they have to operate under canopies as the storeroom was too small for their operations.
He said the owner of the storeroom and makeshift clinic, was on their neck demanding for it to be released and they they had no choice than to start something for a requisite structure to meet their health needs.
He said in order to address that challenge and many others that confront them, the town has instituted a festival-like gathering called ‘ofie ne fie’ to mobilize its people to contribute some money to provide their own needs.
Baffuor Adu Kwadwo said apart from the fundraising, every member of the community has been levied to raise an amount to enable them provide for their own needs.
The Manakrado said last year, the funds realized from the maiden edition of the ‘ofie ne fie’ fundraising durbar was used to start the clinic project which is currently at the lintel level.
He appealed to all indigenes of the town to come and support the worthy cause.
An amount of GHC 4,500 cedis was realized at the durbar.