Pokrom gets new health centre

stethoscopeThe Lancing Regional Sister Cities Commission (LRSCC), has officially dedicated a new Health centre for the people of Pokrom, a small community in the Aburi area on Friday.

In addition to the Health Centre, three sanitation facilities and a clean water system has also been were constructed in the town.

The health centre was commissioned by Ms Helen Adjoa Ntoso, the Eastern Regional Minister and Ms Barbara Roberts Mason, President of the LRSCC.

Ms Mason urged the health care assistants and the people of the area to make good use of the facility.

She pledged continuous support for the communities in the region, saying, “we still consider the entire area as a sister city and we are ever ready to offer support in everything, be it education, and health, among others.”

Ms Mason disclosed that the LRSCC had been in relationship with Pokrom and the entire Aburi District for the past 16 years and had seen the challenges facing the people and so decided to assist them.

Ms Ntoso expressed gratitude to the LRSCC for assisting the Pokrom community and the other communities in the region and prayed for God’s blessing for the LRSCC.

The Regional Minister implored the chiefs and the people of the town to maintain the facilities well and derive the maximum benefits from it.

She promised to work at ensuring that the government provided the health centre with at least a medical assistant to help improve the healthcare situation in the community.

Mr Mark Amoako Dompreh, Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Nsawam-Adoagyiri, also pledged to assist the chiefs and people of the area to take good care of the facilities and expressed the hope that the relationship between the LRSCC and the area would continue to deepen.

Pokrom Sabah is a small community within the Aburi District, which hitherto, did not have good drinking water, sanitation facilities, electricity and a health centre.

The LRSCC has established a library at Nsawam which is stocked with books worth two million US dollars and had distributed 200 desktop and laptop computers to some schools in the Akuapem South and the Nsawam–Adoagyiri Municipality.

It has also established a scholarship scheme for needy but brilliant students and had organized refresher courses for teachers to help improve teaching and learning in the two areas.

The Commission has in addition, provided an ambulance for the Kom Health Centre at Aburi.

Nana Toah Djan II, the chief of the area, on behalf of his people expressed his profound gratitude to the LRSCC for their kind gesture, calling on government to rehabilitate the road leading to the community and the health centre.

Source: GNA

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