Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia.
The maiden tertiary institution in the Kpandai District of the Northern Region was on Sunday commissioned by Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia.
The Nkanchina College of Community Health Nursing, built on the grounds of a non-functioning health facility, will provide tertiary education for the youth of the Nawuri and Nchumuru traditional areas.
Vice-President Bawumia expressed delight at the establishment of the college, which is taking place just before construction works begin for the Kpandai District Hospital, as part of the Agenda 111 hospitals project.
“I wish to commend the chiefs, the MP, your own son Mathew Nyindam, and all the other leaders of this land for this very important move. This college has been established at a most opportune time, when feasibility studies have been completed and your district hospital is about to be built. The benefits of having a hospital and a nursing training institution in the same area cannot be over emphasised,” Dr. Bawumia stated.
He used the opportunity to enumerate the interventions undertaken in the health sector, including reviving and turbo-charging the National Health Insurance Scheme.
He affirmed the NPP government’s placing of the health of the citizenry at the heart of policy planning.
“President Akufo-Addo is determined to build Ghana’s human resource and manpower base, and the establishment of this college is another example of what we can all do to achieve this vision,” he added.
The first Principal of the College, Alice Bavoh Ewuntomah, announced that Vice-President Bawumia donated a brand new pickup truck for the school administration, and 20 laptops to the school’s ICT lab.
The chiefs, in a welcome address, commended President Akufo-Addo for fulfilling promises made to them during his visit last year.
“The promise of extending electricity to Nkanchina has been delivered; the upgrade of the Kpandai-Salaga road is being delivered; the upgrade of the Kpandai-Nkanchina road is also being delivered; the construction of the One District One Factory has commenced in earnest, the facility for which we are all gathered here; the nursing school, has also been delivered. These are but a few that readily come to memory.
“Your Excellency, we say a very big thank you to your government for ensuring that this district is also benefiting from the national cake. It is our hope and prayer that the good people of Ghana will massively renew your mandate on December 7, 2020, so that you can complete all ongoing projects and also continue your good works for the people of this country,” they said.
In another development, Vice-President Bawumia has commissioned a new police station and cut sod for work to begin on a library complex at Lungni near Wulensi in the Nanumba South District, as part of his three-day tour of the Northern Region.