Japan supports five communities in Ghana
By Mohammed Awal
The Chronicle (Ghana)
The government of Japan has made a grant provision of about four hundred and twenty one thousand (US$421,000) available to the construction of developmental projects in five communities in Ghana.
The resources were provided under the Japanese Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGHSP) scheme for developmental project in the health and educational sectors.
Speaking at the GGHSP grant contract signing, the Japanese Ambassador to Ghana, Mr. Kaoru Yoshimura said the focus of the assistance was on supporting various communities with basic needs in the domain –of health, education, water and sanitation, agriculture and relief purposes.
The Japanese government allocated an amount of GHS 289,951.90 to the Support Service Foundation for the construction of the Tsatee CHPS compound –which comprises the building and supply of clinic, nurses’ quarters, mechanized borehole and toilet facility for the people of Tsatee and its surroundings in the south Dayi District of the Volta Region.
Also, it signed a GHS 278,989.62 GGHSP grant contract with the Asutifi District Assembly for the construction of a 6-Unit classroom block and a 4-seater KVIP facility which is expected to benefit Akotosu, Dadieoaba area in the Brong-Ahafo Region.
Other grant contracts signed were –with BasicNeeds Ghana for the construction of maternity ward for Pantang Hospital worth GHS 268,947.09.
A GHS257, 184.50 for the construction of the Breweniase Health centre in the Kwanta South District, Volta Region and lastly GHS252, 147.30 for the contruction of the Koransang CHPS compound –comprising of a clinic and nurses’ quarters for the residents of Koransang in the Suhum Municipal Assembly in the Eastern Region.
The Executive Director of Support Service Foundation, Moses Oduro speaking during the signing ceremony said with access to good health, coupled with food security the people of Tsatee and its surroundings will now live in peace and enjoy.
He thanked the japan government for the support saying they took that opportunity to pledge “our commitment to utilizing the funds judiciously to meet the target set” to the mutual benefit of people of South Dayi.
The Municipal Director of Health Service, Suhum Municipal Health Directorate, Dr Samuel Agyemang Boateng assured that the project will be put into good use thus delivering quality health care to the people of Koransang traditional area and its surroundings. The others who also spoke used the opportunity to pledge their resolve to use the funds provided judiciously.