USAID, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has financed the construction of three state-of-the-art solar powered Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) Compounds at three deprived communities in the Krachi East Municipality of the Volta Region.
The beneficiary communities are Dadoto, AyirafeBattor, both island communities, and Okanyiase.
The construction of the three health facilities, with staff quarters attached to each, started in November 2017, and were completed in June, and awaiting official handing over to the Municipal Assembly.
During an inspection tour of the facility at Dadoto with Patrick ChartyJilimah, Krachi East Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), he told the Volta File that the facilities were sited at vantage locations to benefit other catchment communities.
For instance, the Dadoto CHPS Compound would easily be accessed by other island fishing communities, whose residents, hitherto, travelled to Katanga to access health care.
The road from the bank of the Dadoto Lake to Katanga is immotorable, and this, Mr Jilimah said, created inconveniences to patients who needed emergency attention.
The Assembly is extending electrification to some rural communities, and Dadoto, Mr Jilimah said, would also benefit from the project by the close of this year, to enable the pupils in the area study at night.
This assurance followed a request by a pupil of the Dadoto D/A Primary School, who complained that she hardly studied in the night, because the area is far away from the national grid,
The pupil said she hopes the Assembly keeps to its promise to her community.