Waterlogged Mafi Sasekpe Health Centre in the Volta Region inaccessible

Access to the Mafi Sasekpe Health Centre in the Central Tongu District of the Volta Region is restricted due to water occupying paths meant for pedestrians and vehicles.

The centre is situated in a waterlogged area.

Health Officer in charge of the Centre, Jonas Bobi said, “we have been suffering for some time now and we cannot come here to work.”

He added that a new maternity block provided by the Assembly had also been affected by the situation and was not aiding maternal health delivery.

The health centre serves about 29 catchment areas including Fulani settlements with a combined population of 9,497.

Ghana News Agency visited the health centre.

Their checks indicated that it receives an average of 35 clients daily and is manned by 11 health personnel who serve two hour shifts.

Queen mother of Mafi Sasekpe, Mama Klebetesi III told GNA, officials of the District Assembly said the Assembly owed the contractor and that the maternity unit, completed four years ago, could not be commissioned for use.

She said follow-ups to the offices of the Architectural and Engineering Services Limited (AESL) to whom the Assembly awarded the project, yielded no results.

Mama Klebetesi called on stakeholders to provide an elevated access to the centre, adding that the community had little option than to try themselves to fill up the site

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