The Ahafo Regional Minister, Honourable George Boakye this morning commissioned an isolation center for the St. Johns of God Hospital, Duayaw Nkwanta and a female hostel for the Tanoso Nurses and Midwifery Training College all in the Tano North Municipal Assembly in the Ahafo Region.
The ten (10) bed ultra modern isolation center was funded by the Newmont Ghana Gold Company limited whilst the hundred (100) bed female hostel was funded by the Tano North Municipal Assembly.
At the St. Johns of God Hospital, Honourable George Boakye, during his address commended the management and staff of the hospital as well as workers of the Ghana Health Service for the great service they keep rendering to the people of Ahafo.
He was impressed with the management and workers for their commitment and selfless services during these critical COVID-19 periods.
The Minister reassured of the President’s vision and commitment towards the health of every Ghanaian and hence lauded his numerous interventions during this COVID-19 period which has led to saving more lives, that has been commended worldwide.
Honourable George Boakye urged Ghanaians to support the biggest investment in the health sector since independence in the Agenda 111 which Ahafo will benefit a great deal.
The Minister expressed gratitude to the Newmont Ahafo mines for their commitment towards the development of the Ahafo Region in diverse ways.
Honourable George Boakye hastened to add that, since Ahafo is the backbone of the Newmont company, a lot is still expected from them regardless.
He advised residents of the Ahafo North area to cooperate with the processes to open the company’s plant site in the area since his office will ensure that both property owners and the Mining company will have mutual benefits.
At Tanoso Nursing and Midwifery Training College, Honourable George Boakye applauded the Municipal Chief Executive for Tano North, Hon Ernest Kwarteng for such a timely project.
He advised the School’s administration to adopt the strategy of periodic maintenance since it was the surest way to ensure the sustainability of all projects in the School.
He appealed to the Principal of the College and her other compatriots in the Region to help him actualize his vision to ensure massive youth development in the Ahafo Region by admitting five native brilliant but needy students to augment the current human resources of the region.
The Minister envisioned that the agenda 111 hospital projects that have begun will create more sustainable jobs for the health sector especially the current students and therefore, there was the need for all well-meaning Ghanaians to support this great investment.
Honourable George Boakye urged the student nurses to ensure that they stay in the Ahafo Region to help deliver quality health care in the Region.
The Minister was accompanied by the Regional Director of Health Dr. Boakye Kwabena Boateng, Municipal Chief Executive for Tano North, Honourable Ernest Kwarteng, and the Tano North Municipal Director of Health