Togbe Kelley IX, the Dufia of Kpedze Sreme, has appealed to the Government to upgrade the Kpedze Polyclinic into a District Hospital, with mortuary services.
He said there was a growing pressure on the facility, which was serving more than 6,000 people in the District.
Togbe Kelley made the appeal at a durbar of chiefs and people of Kpedze Sreme to climax this year’s Yam Festival of the area.
Kpedze is the biggest commercial town in the Ho West District, with the Polyclinic being the District’s main health facility.
Togbe Kelley recounted how patients spent hours in queues to access healthcare at the Polyclinic and how some patients had to journey to Ho, many kilometres away, for peculiar services and said an upgrade of the clinic would improve healthcare delivery in that farming community.
He, however, commended the Government for the development projects in the community and reiterated the commitment of the people to play their civic roles towards nation building.
Mr Samuel Ewordey, the Ho West District Chief Executive, said the Assembly had renovated some bungalows towards the upgrade of the Polyclinic into a District Hospital.
He said all the major roads in the District were being fixed and the five-kilometre-Kpedze township roads were also being worked on.
Mr Ewordey said the Kpedze Market was also being upgraded, with a slaughter house, to boost the economic activities of the area and asked the people to look at the “good work” of the Government and retain it in power.