Residents of Abrafo Odumasi in the Twifo Hemang Lower Denkyira district of the Central region will soon benefit from the benevolence of a group of architecture students from the University of Miami in the USA who are constructing a maternity block in the community.
The building is a project by the students in fulfilment of an academic requirement which will also provide maternal health care for the women in the community who currently have to travel to adjoining communities to seek healthcare.
The Coordinator for Recruiting and Alumni Affairs of the Department of Architecture and Interior Design of Miami University, Professor J. E. Elliot, speaking at a handover ceremony last Friday said the project was not just a building to serve the community but also afforded the students an opportunity to acquire more skills within their three weeks stay in the central region.
The building which is currently being plastered and yet to be furnished was handed to the community of Abrafo Odumasi with a pledge from the representative of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Martin Afriyie, to assist in its completion and subsequent operation.
The state of the building as at now
The handover ceremony became necessary since the students have to return to the USA. They however indicated that the financial commitment to ensuring the project’s completion had been made available. The Akyeamehene of Denkyira, Nana Ntrakwa who chaired the function assured that a committee will be formed to have oversight responsibility on the project.
The district health director, Dr. Martin Afriyie, expressed gratitude on behalf of for the maternity block. He said the ministry of health would put the facility to optimum use and ensure the maintenance of the facility.
By: Sylvia Ahiadeke/ATL FM News