Gov. Ayade commissions healthcare centres, solar powered boreholes in Bekwarra communities


Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has commissioned two newly constructed, well furnished and equipped Healthcare Centres in Ebuafen and Anyinkang communities in Bekwara local government area with solar powered boreholes.

The Governor, who was represented by Dr Inyang Asibong, the Commissioner for International Development Cooperation, said his administration places premium on quality, affordable and accessible healthcare delivery across the state.

The Healthcare Centres, which were constructed under the state micro projects, were implemented by the communities themselves but funded through the Cross River State Community and Social Development Agency, a World Bank Assisted partnership programme with the Cross River State Government.

The Acting General Manager of Cross River State Community and Social Development Agency, Mr Fidel Udie, commended the communities for the timely completion of the projects.

Also speaking, Dr Janet Ekpenyong, Director General of Cross River State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, gave assurance that more health personnel will be deployed to the area to boast service delivery.

Mr Toni Ikpeme, the Board Chairman of Cross River State Community and Social Development Agency, advised the community to make good use of the facility by sustaining the infrastructure.

The SA to the Governor on International Development, Mr Patrick Oko, commended Governor Ayade for bringing the health facility closer to them.

Chairman of Bekwarra local government area, Dr Emeka Josephat Owan, said the facility will serve three communities in the area.

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