By Cecil Mensah
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Okaikoi Central Constituency, Mr Patrick Boamah has the cut-sod for the commencement of work on a six- room magnificent Sheikh Nuhu Sharubutu community clinic at Fadaama, a suburb of Accra.
The clinic, which is expected to be completed in eighteen months is to assist the Chief Imam’s humanitarian school, operated in the area.
The project being constructed at the cost of two hundred thousand Cedis (GH¢ 200,000) is from the Member of Parliament’s (MP’s) Common Fund, allocated
to him as part of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) contributions.
Briefing the media, after the sod-cutting ceremony, Mr Boamah said, the project which is to be constructed by As Properties and Planners Company Limited, would go a long way to assist the people in the area.
He explained that the project was part of the campaign promise, he made to the people during the last electioneering campaign.
On his part, the ninety one year- old Chief Imam, Sheikh Nuhu Sharebutu, who celebrated his birthday last week, Wednesday thanked the MP for honouring his promise to the Fadaama community and being truthful to the people.
In a related development, the MP donated some food items, including twenty pieces of mattresses and shirts to the Nuhusmania Humanitarian Training Centre to support the seven hundred and eighty inmates in the centre.
He later handed over the refurbished Apenkwa Community Health Initiative Project (CHIP) centre at the cost one thousand Cedis to the officials of the Kaneshie Polyclinic.
Expressing gratitude to the MP, Madam Vivian Blodogbe, Community Health Officer (CHO) of Apenkwa CHIP centre, under the Kaneshie Polyclinic appealed to the MP to endeavour to furnish the centre with some plastic chairs for use of the patients, when they visit the centre.
Briefing the MP on some of the challenges facing the centre, she said the centre as it stand now, had no medicine to treat simple malaria cases in the area.
She added that since the past three years that she took over from her predecessor, the centre had been dormant due to lack of some simple facilities at the centre.
She noted that hitherto, the centre used to leak heavily, but now the problem has been corrected by the refurbishment.
She said in those days, stealing on the compound was rampant but is also now a thing of the past, because the security had been beefed up through the reconstruction of the wall.