Hon Nkrabea Effah Dartey in white cloak

The Former Member of Parliament for the Berekum Constituency, Capt. Rtd.  Nkrabeah Effah Dartey has cut sod for the construction of a clinic at Domfete in the Berekum West District of the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana.

At the sod cutting ceremony, the former MP who also served as the Deputy Minister of Interior and Deputy Minister for Local Government and Rural Development said, the construction of the clinic is a fulfillment of a lifelong dream to make quality healthcare accessible to the people at Domfete and its environs. He commended the traditional authorities at Domfete for their commitment to address the health need of their people by releasing a land for the clinic. The Rtd. Captain was optimistic that, the clinic would be completed by 2019 as scheduled.

Hon. Effah Dartey called, citizens of Berekum West and East both home and abroad, NGO'S and other stakeholders to render their support for the project to materialize. “I will need the support of all to make this dream come true, so I implore on all to contribute their quota in cash or kind to bring this project into fruition.” He said.

Barely three weeks ago, at the maiden assembly meeting of the berekum west district, the District Chief Executive Hon. Isaac Osei lamented the poor state of the health sector in the district and expressed his commitment to address them. “The health sector in our district is however bedeviled with many challenges thereby jeopardizing our efforts to provide good and affordable health services to our people. The district has no medical officer to serve its 79,656 population. The district Capital Jinijini is served by only a health Center and currently the physician assistant manning the facility is on posting without a replacement.  Out of the 19 CHPS Compound in the District only five are currently functioning”. He said.

The construction of the clinic by the former MP has therefore come as a relief not only to the people of Domfete and its environs but to the DCE who has welcomed the news with gratitude. The Chief of Domfete, Nana Kusi Yeboah II on his part, thanked Hon. Effah Dartey for the vision and kind gesture and pledged his support. He encouraged his elders and people to support through communal labour.

Nana Ama Tima Ababio, Queen mother of Domfete also promised to contribute 50 bags of cement whiles the Head Pastor of Voice of Deliverance in Berekum Rev. Dan Kwarteng also promised 20 bags of cement to support the clinic project. Assembly member for the area, Hon. Noah-Ramsey Dwuma, was full of praise for the former MP for the move and said the youth in the area would provide their maximum support to make the dream a reality.

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