The chief and people of the Daaberteng community in the Tantuo electoral area were full of excitement and smiles on Tuesday, March 14th, 2022 when their once dilapidated CHIPS Compound got renovated and handed over to them for use once again. The Daaberteng CHIPS Compound which was constructed in the year 2000 became dilapidated and abandoned with health workers vacating the facility due to rain-water leakage, lack of potable water for use, reptile invasion among others.
In the year 2019, the MP for the Nandom constituency (Hon. Ambrose Dery) intervened with the provision of a borehole at the facility but that intervention did not appear to have been adequate to get the facility back to its normal operation. As the facility continued in its shutdown state, the situation brought untold difficulties onto the community and particularly pregnant women who had to travel long distances for antenatal. Having come to the attention of the proactive municipal health director, who with support from the municipal assembly, further support from the office of the Nandom member of Parliament, and other non-governmental partners in health got to work to bring back the facility to life.
It was therefore an obviously momentous occasion with deserving excitement on the faces of the Chief, Assemblymember, and the entire community of Daaberteng as the renovated facility got handed over back to them for use. The occasion was graced by a number of dignitaries including the Nandom MCE (hon. Raymond Neru) who challenged the community to make good use of the facility and ensure its maintenance in order to avoid what led to the previous situation. He called on the Municipal Health Directorate to constantly visit the facility for proper monitoring.
Speaking to Nandom Fm, the Country Director of Health Resource Partners (HRP) expressed gratitude to the community for coming out in their numbers during the renovation of the structure to support. He also expressed his profound gratitude to the Hon. MP of Nandom for supporting the project with roofing sheets and other building materials. According to him, his organization has delivered beds to Bu and Kpisin through the Country Director
(Mr. Jeremiah Nyuzagl).
The Municipal Health Director ( Madam Genevieve) on her part assured the community of health personnel to man the facility. She also urged them to access the facility for their primary healthcare delivery despite the few personnel at her disposal.