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Regional News Wed, 10 Sep 2008

MP donates GHc10,000 in support of clinic

Nsawam, Sept. 10, GNA - Mr. Magnus Opare Asamoah, Deputy Minister of Transportation at the weekend donated 10,000 Ghana cedis for purchase of equipment and other materials for the Pokrom Health Post. Mr. Opare Asamoah, who is also a Member of Parliament for Aburi-Nsawam made the donation at a fund-raising harvest at Pokrom-Nsaba in the Akuapem South Municipality. He said all must take cognisance of the fact that health is wealth and that is why the government had put so many premiums on the health of the citizenry.

Major interventions in the health sector like the introduction of the National Health Insurance Scheme and free maternal delivery had impacted significantly on the health needs of the people, he stated. The Deputy Minister said Pokrom Health Post was strategically sited to take care of the health needs of the people within the catchment areas.

He said since the establishment of the health post, many precarious health situations which otherwise could have resulted in fatalities had been addressed.

Mr Opare Asamoah commended the chief and people of Pokrom-Nsaba for the support and recognition they accorded him during his tenure as MP for the area.

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He promised to support them in every capacity that he might found himself in future endeavours.

Mr Kwasi Saviour, Medical Officer in-charge of Pokrom Health Post said the amount of 3,600 Ghana cedis raised at the function would be used to purchase amenities like ambulance, extension of electricity power, water, provision of beds and medical equipment. Nana Toah Djan II, chief of Pokrom-Nsaba, who chaired the function expressed appreciation to Mr Opare Asamoah for using some of his common fund to give scholarship to children from the area as well as donating in support of the health post.

Nana Djan said education was the key to success and development and therefore the scholarship would go a long in helping mould the children to become good leaders in future.

Source: GNA
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