Women in Konkrompe, a farming community in the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba District in the Savannah Region, have appealed to the government to provide them with basic amenities to improve their wellbeing.
The women particularly complained about the absence of a community health facility and indicated that the absence of a health facility in the area had left them with limited options in health care, as they were forced to travel to far to the District capital, Sawla to access healthcare.
Addressing the Konkrompe Women Association Congress, an annual meeting organised to address challenges in the community, the President of the Association, Mrs Dari Sarah, appealed to the authorities to help construct a health facility that would facilitate effective healthcare delivery in the community.
“We face a lot of challenges when it comes to issues related to health. Our people in need of urgent health services are compelled to travel to far to the District capital to receive medical attention,” she said.
It is sad that pregnant women in the area have to be carried on motorbikes to seek medical attention at Sawla, Mrs Sarah said, adding that if nothing was done about their plight they would advise themselves in the coming 2024 elections.
She also has appealed to the government for the provision of water, road and electricity to increase economic activities in the community and its surroundings.
She said because of the poor nature of the feeder road linking the community to Sawla, the people who are predominantly farmers have to walk long distance with their farm produce to the market centre.
Mrs Sarah, the President of the association said the aim of the association was to assist in providing development projects to the area.
She said they have been neglected and have suffered for so many years without social amenities like road, water, health facility and electricity and pleaded with President Akufo-Addo to come to their aid.