Video: Ofankor Health Centre left to rot

By Kweku Antwi Jnr
Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, Health Minister
Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, Health Minister

Residents at Ofankor, Asofa, Achimota, Abofu, Sowutwoum, Seven Days, Omanjo, Dwenewho, Mensah Addo, among others, in the Ga West Municipality of Accra in the Great Accra Region, do not have enough health centres to seek medical care, yet, the Ofankor Health Centre, completed over two years ago, have been left to rot.

As a result, some suspected thieves have taken the advantage of stealing fixed air-conditions while dust has taken over portions of the Health Centre.

Funded by the African Development Bank Group, the centre is part of the eleven abandoned health facilities in the country.

The abandoned health facilities in Ghana, according to the Health Ministry are Ofankor Health Centre, Anyaa Health Centre, Accidents and Emergency Centre at the Amasaman Hospital, Kasoa Polyclinic and five staff Houses at Sawla.

The rest are health centres at Jentilpe, Grupe and Nasoyiri all in the Sawla Tuna Kalba District in the Northern Region and health centres at Kabampe and Laribanga in the West Gonja District, also in the Northern Region.

According to the Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, his outfit was unaware of the existence of these eleven health facilities that had been abandoned after construction had been completed because they were not in the handing over notes from the previous government.

Meanwhile, when Prime News Ghana contacted to Member of Parliament for Trobu Constituency, Moses Anim, whose constituency the Ofankor Health Centre is situated, said, the centre would be opened to the public in August 2018.

The MP said the pieces of equipment needed to be installed to make the facility operational are currently going through the procurement process.

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