Gomoa East District Assembly on Wednesday, 8th December, 2021, commissioned a CHPS compound at Gomoa Dampase.
The purpose of the project is to bring health care to the doorstep of people around to serve their health needs and to also prevent them from going a long distant to access healthcare.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Gomoa East, Hon. Desmond Degraft- Paitoo, appealed to the authorities to secure the land around the facility to ensure future expansion to a health Centre or polyclinic and asked the people in the area to access healthcare at the facility to ensure its establishment is accomplished.
He assured of his support in provision of beds, chairs and others to make the facility operational and allocated Ten Thousand Ghana cedi’s (GH 10,000) out of his common fund towards the project.
The District Chief Executive (DCE), Solomon Darko –Quarm, disclosed the facility is one of three CHPS Compound inherited from Afransi, with one at Kweikrom and the other at Dabanyi and blamed late commissioning of the project to delay on the part of ECG in connecting electricity to the facility.
He appealed to Traditional Authorities to assist in providing accommodation for staff and security particularly at night for health staff and called on the physical planning unit of the assembly to see to a property whose fence wall is cited in the path to the facility to ensure it is properly cited.
He appealed to health staff posted to the facility to make it attractive to people in the area to ensure the health needs of the people are met by being kind and caring to them. And charged the traditional authorities to mark boundaries of the land around the project for future expansion.
The District Health Director, Felix Adepari, appealed to traditional leaders in the area to make life comfortable for staff who will be posted to Mann the facility and to secure the land to prevent encroachment for expansion to serve health needs of the growing population.
Odikro of Dampase, Nene Oheme II, expressed his gratitude to the assembly, government and the DCE for provision of the facility which will ensure quick access to health care.