TAE joins in the community development efforts at Kuntu village.
Though our goal is to provide solar lanterns to villages in Ghana, we were fortunate to participate in a very small way in the building of a clinic in the village of Kuntu during our visit in February 2014. Under the distinguished leadership of Nana Kwesi Brebo III, the people of the village of Kuntu have completed the clinic to serve its members and the surrounding villages. We were privileged to be a part of the ground-breaking for the building of the clinic Kuntu is a suburb of Saltpond in the Central Region of Ghana and is west of Accra, the capital of Ghana. It has a population of about 400 people who are mainly subsistence farmers. With poor access to roads and a nonexistent healthcare facility, the people of Kuntu have been forced to gamble with their lives when emergencies arise be it from communicable diseases, maternity and child birth, accidents or even a poisonous snake bite. To this end, there was a desperate need for a healthcare center to be located in the vicinity.
Nana Kwesi Brebo III, Chief of Kuntu.
As the first clinic to be built in that area for miles, it is will serve several surrounding towns and villages. It will cut down the long commute to care centers located in Saltpond and Mankessim for preventive care as well as urgent first aid which will save hundreds of lives.
Dr. Kwame Acquaah cutting the sod for the construction of the new clinic
TAE is pleased to announce the completion of this lifesaving project. In line with its community development projects, TAE plans to supply solar powered lights to light up the clinic. In a country that is beset with severe power outages, these solar powered lights will enable the caregivers and nurses to continue saving lives when electric power goes out. The current rationing schedule is 36 hours without power and followed by 24 hours with power. The solar powered lights (not solar lanterns) will greatly reduce the clinic’s reliance of kerosene lanterns and flashlights. Help us as we make a positive difference one village at a time.
Dr. Acquaah with community members at the sod cutting ceremony