The Member of Parliament for Fomena constituency in the Adansi North District of Ashanti region, Andrews Amoako Asiamah, has stressed the need for the government to provide CHPS Compounds in cocoa growing communities across the country.The move, he said, would help the farmers to meet their health needs.
Speaking at the commissioning of a CHPS Compound at Ahinsan, in the constituency, Mr Amoako Asiamah, who is also the Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament,said the lives of cocoa farmers should be of paramount concern to the government, since their toil has sustained the country over the years.
He noted that cocoa farmers have worked to support the country’s GDP and have also provided lots of jobs to the teeming Ghanaian population.
Touching on the building of the Ahinsan CHPS Compound, the MP said its siting was strategic, since it will also serve the people of Adokwai, Agooso and other settler communities in the area.
The Fomena Legislator said inmates of the Ahinsan prison camp, as well as Prison officers and their families will also benefit from the services of the facility.
He expressed concern over the delay in the execution of road contracts in the constituency due to non release of funds by government.
He, however, expressed optimism that now that the IMF funds have been released, there will be some funds to complete some of the projects, especially the Dompoase-Ahinsan-Adokwai road.
The Adansi North District Director of Health, Mr. Eric Agyemang Atuahene, who expressed delight at the commissioning of the health facility, noted that pregnant women would no more have to travel long distances for antenatal services.
The Krontihene of Ahinsan, Nana Adom Pumpuni IV, who chaired the function, appealed to the MP for the early completion of the Dompoase-Ahinsan-Adokwai road project.
From Frederick Danso Abeam, Ahinsan