Health personnel who accept posting to the newly-created Amansie South District have been assured of free accommodation.

District Chief Executive, William Asante Bediako, said through a community initiative, residents have put up homes to ensure health personnel accept posting to the deprived in Ashanti Region district.

"You can see today that the people are so hospitable, they feel the need for them to come here and people are willing to give their accommodation for staff free of charge, and so they should try and come.

"The assembly too has rented a place too for the health directorate staff and so we want to appeal to the health staff to accept postings to Manso Adubia," he told Joy News.

Teachers, health personnel and other professionals have over the years refused postings to the area citing poor road infrastructure, lack of decent accommodation and social amenities, among other challenges as the reason.

Amansie South District which was carved out of the Amansie West District has no public hospital.

The assembly's quest to upgrade the health centre at the district capital, Adubia, into a hospital has received a boost, as central government commit to expanding the female ward into a 100-bed facility.

Construction of an office complex for the district health directorate and doctor's bungalow funded from District Development Fund and internally-generated funds have already been completed.

Attracting teachers, health personnel and other professionals have over the years proven difficult due to poor roads, accommodation and social amenities.

Mr Bediako told Joy News on the sidelines of the commissioning of a new medical doctor's bungalow that residents are taking up the accommodation challenge.

"We are ready to do whatever it would make them comfortable to stay and work for us," he said

He wants the Ministry of Health to encourage personnel to take advantage of the gesture and accept to work in the area.

"The Ministry of Health should encourage health personnel to come here. This is not a deprived area-this is a place where when you come, you will see all kinds of first-class things happening around us so people should accept postings to this place," he added.

Upper respiratory tract infection is the number two OPD condition in Amansie South, attributed to dusty roads in the area.

Mr Asante Bediako said work on road networks would soon commence as the contractor moves to site next month.