The youth of Chiraa in the Sunyani West Municipality have called on the Ministry Health and the Bono Regional Coordinating Council to consider the area for the construction of the government’s intended district hospitals across the country.
They intimated that Chiraa, with a population nearly 17,000 could only boast of a health centre built in the 1960s, and that the time had come for the health centre to be upgraded to a hospital status to meet the health needs of the people.
At a press conference addressed by the Secretary of the group Joseph Opoku Kyeremeh yesterday at Chiraa, he explained that they were aware Sunyani West Municipality had been earmarked to benefit from the proposed 88 district hospitals to be constructed by the government, adding that Chiraa which had been deprived of government projects over the years should also be a beneficiary.
Mr Kyeremeh said Chiraa was strategically located within the Sunyani West Municipality and that the hospital project would better serve not only the Chiraa residents but its adjourning communities and towns.
He said all other towns around Chiraa had well-equipped health facilities, and that it was only fair and proper the area was considered for the project.
“There is growing evidence of anger, dissatisfaction and frustration among the people of Chiraa, and as the youth of the town we cannot ignore their justified concerns as they see clear attempts to take them for a ride” Mr Opoku Kyeremeh said.
The Bono Region is to benefit from five district hospitals as announced by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in his last COVID-19 update nationwide broadcast..
From: Daniel Dzirasah, Chiraa