There have been many a time when women in labour are carried on doors and transported to health facilities for delivery at Orbo, a farming community in the Bosomtwe District of the Ashanti Region.
Residents of the Orbo community told Daily Dispatch Newspaper in an interview that, the situation has persisted since time immemorial and yet it is ongoing.
They complained that the terrible nature of their roads has invariably made it cumbersome to get a vehicle to transport the woman in labour to hospital when it rains and in the night.
The natives said the only proper hospital in the area is located at Kuntase.
Therefore, men will have to convey the woman in labour on a ‘door’ to Abono, close town, to hire a vehicle then transport the woman to Kuntase, the capital of the Bosomtwe District for delivery.
They said “most of our women die on our way to the hospital“.
The Orbo indigenes deplored on the same problem that has persisted in the nearby villages around Lake Bosomtwe.
They indicated also that their foodstuffs do rot in their farms because they are unable to transport it to the markets for sale.
The Orbo residents also complained about the lack of portable water, a toilet facility and other social amenities.
Some of them in an interview stated that politicians over the years have deceived them of developmental projects therefore they are poised to boycott 2020 referendum.
By: Joe Marfo