The Municipal Chief Executive of Nzema East, Hon. Frank Okpenyen has commissioned and handed over a newly built and furnished Community based Health Planning Service compound to the chief and people of Gwira Eshiem. The event which took place on Thursday, January 21, 2021 is expected to serve the people of Gwira and its environs.
In a short ceremony attended by some officials of the assembly and staff of the facility as well as the chief and people of Gwira Eshiem, Hon. Frank Okpenyen was very grateful to the chiefs and elders of the town. “I thank the chief for giving us land to construct this facility to enable Gwiraman access good health care. I am of the conviction that communities like Tumentu and others would get CHPS compound very soon”, he said
He in addition gave out 50 pieces of household bulbs, two boxes of hand sanitizers, 5 mattresses, dozens of nose masks to the staff at the CHPS compound to supplement the existing ones. He allayed their fears on the matter of abandoning projects and assured them that all projects started by this government in the municipality would be completed.
Mr Abdul Rahman Issiful, the Community Health Officer at the facility, lauded the MCE and the president, Nana Akufo Addo for the provision of the facility to ease the burden of travelling long distances to access basic health care.
On his part, the chief of the area, Nana Kwame Mesu II expressed his gratitude to the MCE in alleviating their biggest challenge by bringing health care facility to their doorstep. However, the CHPS compound would survive with the involvement of the community; therefore he called on the people to ensure safety and proper care of the facility by engaging in communal labor.
In the appointment of next MCE, Tufuhene Kwasi Amponsah appealed to his Excellency Nana Addo to retain Hon Frank Okpenyen in order to continue his good works. He said all the undergoing projects would come to a standstill if new MCE is appointed which would hinder the community from development. Some of the major projects brought to the area include Cocoa District, Road construction, Building of CHPS compound, Schools etc.
Mr Kenneth Amoah, who is the assembly member of the area, expressed his excitement on behalf of the community and said his expectation has been met. He said the issue of women embarking on long journeys to deliver which often times result in death or complications have been solved. However, he urged all and sundry to patronize the facility so that it would be upgraded in the near future.