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By Prince Acquah, GNA 


Gomoa Assin (C/R), Jan. 26, GNA-Nana Obuabeng Tawiah XVI, Chief of Gomoa Assin Mampong in the Gomoa East District, has made an appeal to government and the philanthropic community to support them to build a clinic in the town for accessible health care.

   Describing the request as “urgent”, he said there were instances, where patients from the farming community had died shortly on arrival at health facilities, which were far from the area.  

  Nana Tawiah who doubles as the Asehene of the Gomoa Assin Traditional Area, made the plea in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) as part of the community’s “Gomoa Two Weeks” festival. 

  The week-long festival, first celebrated in 1975 is a fundraiser for developmental projects in the community to avert overdependence on the central government for social amenities. 

  Characterised by funfair, it is held annually in the third week of January to attract indigenes and visitors from far and near to join in the celebration and contribute their quota to the growth of the Town.

  This year’s celebration on the theme: The “Education and Security: Our Key to Development”, will be climaxed with a grand durbar at the community centre on Saturday, January 29, 2022 and crowned with a thanksgiving service on Sunday, January 30, 2022. 

  The clinic is top on the agenda for this year and had been projected to materialise by the end of the year, the chief told the GNA. 

  “We need the clinic to at least provide first aid in case of emergency before patients are referred to a bigger facility. As it stands now, we depend on a health facility at Gomoa Okyereko and we are referred to the Trauma and Specialist Hospital in Winneba. 

  “We have lost people and we keep losing people in this situation. We are, therefore, appealing to the government and all well-meaning Ghanaians to come to our aid,” he pleaded. 

  “The development of a community depends on contributions and that is why we have mobilised the people. Because we don’t have to depend solely on the government, we have taken the initiative and so we are asking for their support,” he said. 

  Nana Tawiah also implored government to help extend potable water to other parts of the community as the two standpipes were not enough for the about 1,500 people in the town, adding that “the pressure on what we have now keeps increasing everyday as the community grows in numbers.”

  In the same vein, the Chief reminded government to complete an abandoned toilet facility which he said was started about three years ago. 

  “We don’t have a public school here. We are three communities that share one government school at Gomoa Mpota. We, at least, need a kindergarten that will care for our children when their mothers are out on the farm,” he stated. 



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