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Ghana’s human capital will increase in 15 years •Due to Free SHS

BY PHILIP ANTOH, ELMINA

 

THE MUNICPAL Chief Executive of Komenda-Edina-Eguafo Abirem (KEEA), Nana Appiah Korang, has stated that for the next 10 to 15 years, Ghana will produce the highest human capital in the whole of Africa because of the Free Senior High School Policy.

According to the MCE, the best programme any government can give to his people is to educate the people and therefore the free SHS policy introduced by Nana Akufo-Addo’s government would produce graduates and scholars who will better the fortunes of the country.

 

Nana Appiah Korang, MCE of KEEA

 

Nana Korang said just this year alone, Ghana has signalled the exportation of nurses to Germany and Barbados and it was a sign of good things to coming, adding the phenomenon would increase in the coming years when the policy had fully matured.

Speaking exclusively to the DAILY HERITAGE at Elmina, he called on Ghanaians to always pray for President Akufo-Addo for long life and good health in order for him to execute all his policies and programmes to better the lives of Ghanaians.

Enumerating the number of development projects going on in the municipality, the MCE said the government, through the Assembly, had constructed six new classroom blocks and auxiliary facilities in three different communities, namely Breman, Abushia and Komenda and on many ongoing school project in the constituency.

He said the assembly had also rehabilitated a new court complex for KEEA, distributed 30,000 coconut seedlings to farmers, constructed a modern borehole with a solar system, and constructed a number of roads in the area while others are ongoing.

Nana Korang said work was almost completed for the construction of a rural technology facility at Menpease one among five currently being constructed in the country to equip the youth in mechanic work.

“The assembly is currently constructing markets with toilet facilities at Agona and Ayensuano. These are being funded from some 42 million Euros the NPP government has provided, part of which is also being used to construct a landing site for fishermen at Komenda who find it difficult to bring their fish to the shore due to how the sea has devastated the beach there,” he stated.

He added that under the good leadership of the NPP government, the Elmina Clinic, built in 1974, has been elevated to a polyclinic status with new male, female and children wards, besides having a medical doctor, a dentist unit and a new laboratory.

The Acting Medical Superintendent of the polyclinic, Dr Felix Gerald Kwaning Darbbey, appealed to the Ministry of Health to equip the new lab with hematology analyser, a bio-chemistry analyser, a blood bank and a fridge to store the blood.

“We have the capacity here but our problems is that we lack many basic equipment or tools for work,” he stated.

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