The Japanese Embassy in Ghana has signed a grant for the construction of a CHPS compound at Dededo in the Ho West District.
The contract was given to the Avatime Gemi –Otoga Eco Tourism Society (AGOETOUSO) to construct this facility within twelve months including retention period after conclusion of grant contract. The construction of the project which includes one unit of CHPS compound, two bedroom staff accommodation and the supply of medical equipment would receive 90, 509 US Dollars which will be spread across four trenches.
Mr Sammy Akagbor, the representative and chairperson of AGOETOUSO signed for the society while the Japanese Ambassador to Ghana signed for the embassy.
The grant was provided under the Japanese Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects (GGHSP) scheme to enable the assembly construct the CHPS compound to facilitate access to health care. The assistance focuses on supporting various communities with the basic needs in the area of health, education, water and sanitation, agriculture and relief purposes.
The Japanese Ambassador Himeno said the scheme sought to improve basic human needs and undertake projects that were highly beneficial at the grassroots level, as well as improvement of basic facilities.
He further noted he is optimistic that the projects after completion would improve health status in the community and its environs.
The Member of Parliament for Ho West Constituency, Hon. Emmanuel Kwasi Bedzrah through his representative thanked the Ambassador and pledged to support the CHPS compound with a mechanized borehole.
“The completion of the project will help the Dededo community gain easy access to health. This project will help ease the suffering of the people, considering the unavailability of health facility in the area. The Honourable Member of Parliament for the area appreciates this initiative and He is pledging to support the project with a mechanized borehole”
Mr Akagbor also expressed his gratitude to the government of Japan, and to the Hon Member of Parliament for his pledge. He noted, “Access to quality health was one of the major challenges identified within Dededo and its surrounding communities. Thus AGOETOUSO sought to take advantage of this opportunity, worked with the Member of Parliament, the District Assembly, Health Directorates, Chiefs and elders of the area to get to this point”.
He promised the society will execute the project within stipulated time and thanked the Japanese Government for the support.