The Accra Aquila Lions Club, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has raised funds for the construction of a Community-based Health Planning and Service (CHPS) compound, at Frafraha, in the Adentan Municipality of the Greater Accra Region.
The project, which is expected to be completed next year, would take care of basic health needs of people of Frafraha and adjoining communities.
Speaking to the Ghanaian Times at the fundraising, the president of Accra Aquila Lions Club, Deloris Enyo Awalime, said the chief of the community released land for the building of the CHPS compound.
Ms Awalime stated that the people of Frafraha received healthcare at the chief’s palace, which according to her was not a good practice, especially in the wake of COVID-19.
“We hope to raise an amount of GH¢160,000 in order to meet our deadline and give the people of Frafraha a befitting healthcare facility,” she said.
Ms Awalime appealed to members of the club to collaborate efforts and to contribute to the development of the people.
She said “members of the club will serve the community with their time, talents and treasures.
The fundraising also witnessed the swearing in of new executivesof the club and the introduction of new members as well as outdooring of the club.
The executives include Ms Awalime, president, Ms Ella Esinam Nongo, Vice president, and service chairperson, Mr Anthony Moses Prince Yankey, secretary, Evelyn Nyarko Bash, treasurer, and Juliet Magyanas, the Marketing and Communications Officer.
The Lions Club is a group of like-minded men and women from various towns and communities,committed to improving the welfare of the people.
The club, known as Lions or Leo, aids the blind and visually impaired, support programmes for the youth to develop their talents, tackle the problems of hunger and epidemics, like diabetes.
BY JEMIMA ESINAM KUATSINU