Video: No cash to open Ofankor Health Center – Agyemang-Manu
Government says it is in the process of securing funds to commence maintenance works on the Ofankor Health Center in the Ga West Municipality of the Greater Accra Region.
Speaking to the media in Accra, Health Minister, Kweku Agyemang-Manu, disclosed that until the facility is given a face-lift, it would be extremely difficult to open it to the public.
“We are looking for money to do some maintenance, to find equipment and to put in people to work in there, so we are working on that.
“There are about seven or eleven of those facilities, about four or five of them within the northern zone of this country, it is not as simple as you think but we are working on them,” he said.
The Ofankor health facility is part of numerous health centers that although have been completed have not been functioning for many years – a situation which has been criticized by a section of the public.
They include CHPS compounds at Tetegu and Teshie.
As a result of constant media pressure and advocacy, government recently decided to operationalize the $217 million University of Ghana Medical Centre which hitherto had been abandoned because of a tussle between government and management of the school over who is supposed to manage the facility.