Friday, June 18, 2010

GOASO HOSPITAL GETS AMBULANCE (PAGE 35, JUNE 17, 2010)

THE Asunafo North Municipal Assembly has presented an ambulance to the Goaso Government Hospital.
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mr Mohammed Doku, who made the presentation, told the Daily Graphic at Goaso that the hospital, which had operated without an ambulance for the past three years, was now in a position for improve on its delivery.
He said the assembly was determined to continue its support for the hospital.
Meanwhile, the MCE had told a Town Hall Meeting at Goaso that a new midwifery school for the municipality was ready to take off in October, this year.
He said temporary accommodation for the school was already in place while preparation for a permanent site was underway.
The Town Hall Meeting was to review the development initiatives of the municipality with particular emphasis on the capital, and in relation to the “Better Ghana” agenda of the government.
Various heads of department within the assembly presented reports to the gathering, which included the Omanhene of Goaso, Baffour Akwasi Bosompra.
Mr Doku said the assembly had also purchased a Ford bus for the midwifery school in a bid to facilitate the activities of the school.
He disclosed that the Department of Urban Roads would soon open an office at Goaso and that offices for the department were ready.
The MCE described the presence of the Urban Roads Department as one of the best things to happen to the municipality under the President Mills government.
He said that was necessary because it would help improve the road network in the municipal capital and other big towns in the municipality, notably Mim and Akrodie.
Mr Doku announced that for the first time in many years, the government had awarded on contract the tarring of Goaso town roads, covering a distance of four kilometres.
He said in addition a total of 350 kilometres of feeder roads were to be rehabilitated this year.
Mr Doku said the government would also sink 61 boreholes in various communities in the district to improve the health of the people.
The MCE said plans were also underway to expand electricity to new sites at Akrodie, Mim, Goaso, Ayomso, Bediako, Dominase and Kasapin.
He further stated that the Driver Vehicle and Licensing Authority (DVLA) had established an office at Goaso, which would start operation in September, this year.
Mr Doku, therefore, called on the people to support the assembly and the government as they worked to advance the development of the municipality.
 The Goasohene, Baffour Bosompra, commended the government for turning its eyes on the municipality but said there was more to do to get to the promised land.
  He urged the people to throw their weight behind the government as it took steps to improve the lot of the people.
 Baffour Bosompra warned trouble makers to stay out of his traditional area because he would not tolerate any negative activities.
 The Asunafo North Manager of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Mr Adasa Nkrumah, dismissed rumours that the scheme was dying, saying it was rather improving in its delivery.