The Rotary Club of Accra East has handed over a three-unit toilet facility to the Oduman Polyclinic in the Ga West Municipality of the Greater Accra Region.
This project was funded through a Rotary International (RI) – United States Agency for International Development Partnership (USAID) in collaboration with District 6380 (Michigan, USA) and the Global Communities under the Water Sanitation Hygiene for Health Project.
Speaking at the event, the Head of the Polyclinic Dr. David Donkor expressed appreciation to the Rotary Club of Accra East, Rotary International, and all supporting partners.
He indicated that the project was implemented at a strategic time as the availability and accessibility to toilet facilities at the Polyclinic had become a bit of a challenge.
The old toilet facility for pregnant women had become more of a death trap, taking cognizance of the significance of the facility to the women and children of Oduman and surrounding communities.
He further expressed his sincere appreciation to the Rotary Club of Accra-East, particularly the President of the Rotary Club of Accra-East, Ibrahim Wuntah for going an extra mile to make the entrance to the Antenatal unit of the Oduman Polyclinic more accessible by procuring laterite (sand) to fill the water-logged entrance.
Rotary Club of Accra East President Ibrahim Wuntah indicated that this project falls under one of Rotary International 6 Areas of Focus which is improving access to Water and Sanitation services.
He further stated that the maintenance and sustainability of this project is at the heart of all Rotary International projects. He concluded by thanking all Project Partners for their contributions and commitment.
The three-unit toilet facility was officially opened by Past President Bright Semanu Attah, Rotary Club Accra East’s Service Projects Director and Past President Francis Akpaloo, Rotary Club of Blackburn, United Kingdom.
There were members of the Rotary Club Accra East, Rotary Club of Blackburn and Partners-in-Service (Rotaractors), Friends and staff of the Oduman Polyclinic present.
Rotary International is an international service organization whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian service and to advance goodwill and peace around the world.