A group of medical students from the School of Medical Sciences of UCC has constructed a toilet facility worth about GHS 20,000 for the people of Assin Denseh in the Assin North constituency of the Central Region.
The facility which comes to replace an old wooden structure was funded with support from the Osei Kusi Foundation, a non–governmental organisation, the honourable Member of Parliament for Assin North constituency, Abena Durowa Mensah and other benevolent bodies.
The project was initiated when the students visited the town on their Community Based Experience Service (COBES) programme; a required community engagement project for all medical students of University of Cape Coast.
The leader of the student group, Ebenezer Tetteh, said his team during their engagement at Assin Denseh identified a number of challenges amongst which the need for a hygienic toilet facility was pressing. This, he explained, led to the team seeking funds from appropriate quarters to ensure the project became a reality.
A group photo of UCC Medical Students that helped construct a toilet facility for residents of Assin Denseh
Expressing his fulfilment over the completion of the project, Mr Tetteh said his team will continue to look out for problems confronting society and address them for the good of all.
The honourable Member of Parliament for the Assin North Constituency, Abena Durowa Mensah expressed her gratitude to the students for initiating and seeing to the completion of the toilet facility. To her, it had been a burden to provide the same facility for her community for so long and described the gesture of the medical students as timely. She called on leaders at Assin Denseh to ensure the facility is maintained and kept in good shape.
The chief of Assin Denseh, Nana Kwesi Quainoo II who could not hide his joy over the kind gesture lauded the group for taking up such an initiative and expressed how to a large extent, the facility will benefit his people. According to him, it was a giant step towards curbing the menace of open defecation in the community. He pledged the support of the community to the medical students and encouraged them to look out for more problems in the community and address them.
The chief of Assin Denseh, Nana Kwesi Quainoo II
By: Joseph Kobina Amuah/ATL FM News