By Philip Tengzu, GNA
ACCRA, (UW/R), Dec. 29, GNA – The residents of Kangba in the Wa West District have expressed concern over the lack of electricity at the Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compound at the community.
According to them, health personnel at the facility relied on flashlights to work at night to deliver babies.
Madam Agnes Soretey, a resident of the community, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) at Kangba that the situation was negatively affecting quality service delivery at the facility, especially to pregnant women.
“Because there are no lights at the CHPS compound if you are to deliver at night you have to go to Wa to deliver.
“The road is also not good and when they put a pregnant woman in a tricycle by the time she gets to Wa she is already weak”, she explained.
The residents said they sometimes felt reluctant going to the health facility at night for service delivery, saying “how can a nurse use phone light to deliver a a baby”.
Mr Richard Wulo, the Assembly Member for Siiru Electoral Area, told the GNA that some patients and pregnant women had to walk long distances to other health facilities where electricity was available to seek healthcare.
He said due to the lack of electricity at the Kangba facility, the health staff could not store some essential medicines, which required refrigeration, and described the situation as worrying.
“People don’t go to the Kangba CHPS compound because the medicines that are supposed to be stored there are not there because there is no electricity.
So some of the medicines are stored at Dandafuro or places that have lights and those places are also far from Kangba adding because of that people don’t go to the Kangba CHPS compound when they are sick”, Mr Wulo explained.
Another challenge the people identified was the lack of water at the health centre, which forced pregnant women and sick people to carry water from their houses to the CHPS compound before they could receive service delivery.
Meanwhile, the United Nations (UN) required all member states that were signatory to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to ensure access to quality primary health care services by their citizens at all levels by 2030.
Despite efforts of the government of Ghana to ensure access to Primary Health Care (PHC) at all levels through the CHPS module, factors such as lack of potable water and electricity at some CHPS facilities impeded service delivery at those facilities.
Dec. 29, 2020
Sport Football Trials
FCV International Academy to organise football trials in Uk for Ghanaian players
By Dennis Osei Gyamfi, GNA
Accra, Dec. 29, GNA – FCV International Academy, a privately owned football academy in Stamford, United Kingdom (UK) in collaboration with its local partners, First Apajar Link Consults Limited will organise a two-week trial in the UK for Ghanaian footballers.
The trials fixed for 7-20 February 2021 in Stamford, UK would scout for young players between the ages of 16 and 23, who have the dream of playing at the highest level outside the country.
Mr. Graham Starman, Director of FCV International Academy in a media interview said that, the Academy had held football trials in the UK since 2001 with great success.
“Many of our trial footballers have gone on to sign for football clubs across Europe as a result of our UK trials. Our UK football trials are regularly attended by scouts from the Premier League and English Football League, as well as non-league and international coaches and football managers,” he said.
Mr. Starman said players would have a full board accommodation provided on an exclusive basis to help players enjoy safe and a friendly stay during the duration of the trials.
“Our trial days over the years have been held at the stadiums of Chelsea, Newcastle United, Leicester City, Everton and St Georges Park to name a few and have also been featured on Sky Sports and the BBC.”
Mr. Richard Hammond, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of First Apajar Link Consults Limited said in a media interview that all arrangements had been made to ensuring a smooth journey of players from Ghana to the UK.
He said they were putting the welfare of the players first to be able to help them realize their dreams.
“We have sought the backing of the GFA and so we are confident that this is an opportunity to produce more future stars for Ghana football,” he said.
Mr. Hammond noted that interested players would have to pick forms from their office.
“Interested footballers can pick registration forms at our office near the Darkuman Post Office in Accra or call us on this number 0302 329 366 or 054 100 2541 for further information.”
29 Dec. 2020