On Wednesday, 24th May 2023, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and International Organization for Migration (IOM) handed over health infrastructure facilities and equipment to the Port Health Unit at Elubo in the Jomoro Municipality.
At a brief ceremony held at Elubo Border to hand over the facilities and equipment, the Municipal Chief Executive for Jomoro Municipal Assembly, Hon. Louisa Iris Arde expressed her delight in witnessing the handing over. She said she believed the facility would go a long way to enhance the capacity of the Port Health Unit to effectively deliver on its mandate.
She added that the facilities would help to prevent the infiltration of suspected cases of contagious diseases such as Ebola, Marburg Virus and other infectious diseases and suspected cases would be easily identified and isolated for further diagnoses.
Hon. Louisa Iris Arde conveyed gratitude to the Japanese International Corporation Agency (JICA) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) for their facilitating role in making the project a reality and assured that the Municipal Assembly would collaborate with JICA and other development partners to implement more local economic development projects and social intervention programs for the well-being of the people of Jomoro.
The MCE drew attention to poor maintenance culture and held that some important national monuments and edifices have become a pale shadow of their former glory due to poor maintenance culture. She urged the Port Health Officials to guide and put the facilities in a pristine state to ensure longevity, enabling them to gather the confidence to ask for more in the future.
The facilities include a modern 6-Unit WASH facility for border officials and travellers, a fully furnished prefab isolation centre and solar systems, one ambulance, 12 laptops, tablets, pressure monitors and accessories.
In attendance were Dr Gifty Amugi (Dept, Dir. of Public Health-Western Region), Mrs Joyce Akosuah Angmorteh Miezah (Coordinator, Jomoro Municipal Assembly), Kwadwo Wilmot (IOM), Ms Suzuki Momoko (Chief Representative, JICA Ghana Office), Representative from UNDP, Mr Tetsnya Imaoka (Embassy of Japan), Dr Lawrence Lartey (Ghana Health Service), Customs and Immigration Service of Ghana and Cote D’ Ivoire, Hon. Ebenezer Paul Angovi (Assemblyman, Elubo West) and Traditional leaders of Elubo

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