USAID supports Island Communities in the Oti Region
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has presented a boat, Health Voyager, a pickup vehicle and four motorcycles to the Ghana Health Service to be used in Island Communities along the Volta Lake to improve healthcare in the Oti Region.

Date Created : 4/2/2024 12:00:00 AM : Story Author :

This aims to surmount the challenge of reaching isolated island communities and ensuring improved access to healthcare services for the people of Oti.

Dr Osei Kuffour Afreh, Oti Regional Health Director, who led the call for this intervention, mentioned that the boat would help serve the 187 island communities in the Oti Region with proper healthcare.

The 20-foot boat would bring essential healthcare services directly to the doorstep of those in need, marking a significant advancement in healthcare accessibility for communities such as Tokpo, Dentemanso, Yaben, Kotokoli, Tekperkope, Obimpeh, and nearby communities along the Volta Lake in the Krachi East and Krachi West districts of the Oti region.

The boat accommodates 19 adults comfortably with athwart seats with its interior features including a storage cabin at the bow for assorted items, a tool compartment for easy access to essential tools, and a washroom or change room for passenger convenience.