A modern maternal health facility worth GH¢260,000 has been inaugurated at Akwadum in the New Juaben North Municipality of the Eastern Region.
The project was executed by the Member of Parliament (MP) for New Juaben North, Nana Adjei Boateng, who doubles as the Deputy Minister for Local Government & Rural Development.
The facility will serve the people of Akwadum and its adjoining communities to reduce the maternal mortality rate in the area.
The clinic, funded through his MP’s common fund, contains a delivery ward, consulting rooms and washrooms.
The MP said at the inauguration that the government’s commitment towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Universal Healthcare Coverage (UHC) cannot be overemphasized.
Nana Adjei Boateng further stated that the infrastructural projects are part of a broad strategy of improving geographical access to healthcare delivery, thereby reducing the rate of maternal and child health morbidity and mortality in the constituency.
He said the project was part of his 2016 manifesto promise and urged the chiefs and people in the town to cultivate the habit of maintenance to prolong the lifespan of the facility.
Besides, the MP advised his colleague politicians to go about their campaign devoid of insults ahead of the 2020 general election.
FROM Daniel Bampoe, Akwadum