The Chief and elders of Oyarifa, a suburb of La Nkwantanang-Madina Municipality in the Greater Region has released an acre of land for the construction of a CHPS Compound to serve the inhabitants of the area.
The Chief of Oyarifa, Nii Odzenma Mensah made the disclosure when the Municipal Chief Executive, Jennifer Dede Adjabeng led a team of personnel from the Assembly to officially receive and inspect the site on Wednesday, November 16, 2022.
Nii Odzenma Mensah thanked the Assembly and the Government for heeding to their plea for a construction of a health facility in the community. Adding, “The facility when completed will go a long way to improve healthcare accessibility in Oyarifa and its surrounding communities.”
The project being an initiative of the Assembly comes after the chief and his people accepted to release a parcel of land to the Assembly to facilitate the construction of the facility.
On behalf of Government and the Assembly, Madam Adjabeng thanked the chief and his people for putting in so much effort to make land available for the project at a time when land is scarce.
“Land in Accra is not easy to come by so if we are still getting support from our chiefs to do projects, we are grateful. So on behalf of the President, we are grateful for this and will continue to work closely with you to do more for the people”. The MCE emphasised.
According to Madam Adjabeng, funds had been secured and the contractor was ready to begin work immediately and also revealed that the Assembly was planning to build its own zonal council at the same site in the coming years.
“The plan is to ultimately bring more development projects to this site, including a structure for the zonal council.” She told the gathering.
The MCE therefore pleaded for maximum support from the chief and his people to ensure a successful completion of the project which is expected to be completed within six month.
The project is one several health infrastructure initiatives by the Assembly to ensure access to quality healthcare services.
Mr. Ohene Debra, the Municipal Works Engineer said the contractor would be on site by the close of this month to commence work. Mr. Frederick Asiamah, the Municipal Development Planning Officer and the Municipal Environmental Health Officer were other officials who accompanied the MCE.