The Australian High Commission in Ghana has rehabilitated the Amanase Community Health Centre in the Suhum Kraboa Coaltar District at the cost of GHc22,351.
Mr Ian Gould, Third Secretary of the High Commission, said this at the inauguration of the facility at Amanase on Wednesday.
The facility, which includes male and female wards, was in response to a request made to the High Commission by the Action Youth Club, a youth organization at Amanase, early this year.
He said earlier this year, Australia provided GHC 195,000 for a Health Centre and ambulance to the Okanta-Sra Community in partnership with the IN Network, Ghana, a non-governmental organization.
Mr Gould said support for community projects such as the one at Amanase were part of Australia’s commitment to broadening and deepening engagement with Africa across a full spectrum of issues.
That, he said, included enhanced trade and commercial investments, strengthened diplomatic links and increased development assistance.
“As a result, in 2011-2012 Australia has increased its development assistance to Africa by a further AUD 90 million, bringing its total to AUD 291.3 million”.
Mr Gould mentioned other areas of assistance Australia was extending to Ghana as expanded scholarships program in areas such as agriculture, natural resources management and trade.
Mr Samuel Kwabi, the District Chief Executive for Suhum Kraboa Coaltar, in a speech read on his behalf, said though the district could boast of 25 primary and secondary level health facilities, two health centers, seven reproductive child health care clinics, and seventeen CHPS centres, most of them had inadequate standard accommodation.
He commended the Australian High Commission for the assistance.
The president of Action Youth Club, Mr Ebenezer Obeng, also commended the Commission for responding to their request.
The assembly member for the area, Opanyin Agyekum, expressed his joy for the rehabilitation of the facility and donated GHc500.00 for the upkeep of the Centre. GNA