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Alavanyo gets new maternity facility

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 GCB Bank has supported the Paramount Queen Mother of Alavanyo Traditional Area, Mamaga Ametor Hoebuadzu II, to construct a new maternity facility in Alavanyo Dzogbedze in the Volta Region.

The maternity facility opening coincided with celebrations for the 15th anniversary of installing Mamaga Ametor Hoebuadzu II – known in private life as Barbara Peace Atiboli, as the Queenmother of Alavanyo Traditional Area.

Speaking at a durbar as part of the celebrations and inauguration ceremonies, the Paramount Chief of Alavanyo, Togbe Tsedze Atakora VII, commended the Queenmother for showing exemplary leadership and giving women in the area a safe place to deliver.

Dr. Pius Mensah, the Acting Municipal Director of Health Services, said the municipal health directorate will work with key stakeholders to ensure the facility is well-equipped.

The Volta/Oti Regional Manager of GCB Bank Ltd., Alhaji Mohammed Mipo Osmanu, hinted that the bank might also consider furnishing and equipping the facility.

Rita Enyonam Agor, a health practitioner who used to lead a team of three community health nurses at the facility until her study leave, narrated how challenging it is to provide essential and basic health services to the over-9,000 residents in beneficiary Alavanyo communities of Dzogbedze, Deme and Agorme.

See Also: GCIC examines state of Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Ghana “With the new maternity facility built with the support of GCB Bank, skilled deliveries can be made in Alavanyo as midwives will now be posted there to support the Community Health Nurses. And, eventually, infections associated with home deliveries will drastically reduce,” she added.

Mamaga Ametor Hoebuadzu II urged traditional leaders not to use their position to oppress their subjects, but rather uplift them.

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