THE Tepa Traditional Council in the Ashanti Region has initiated action to complement the efforts of the government to solve the accommodation problem confronting the Health Assistants’ Training School at Anyinasuso near Tepa.
Currently, the council is spending about GH¢50,000 to renovate some abandoned structures of the former Tepa Training College, and construct a new one for use as dormitory blocks for the school.
When completed the projects would add up to the old one at the main campus at Anyinasuso.
Anyinasuso is about five kilometres from Tepa.
According to the Omanhene of the area, Nana Adusei Atwenewa Ampem, the council’s initiative was in response to concerns raised by the authorities of the school on accommodation problems.
Speaking in to the Daily Graphic after he and some officials from the Ministry of Health had inspected the projects, the Omanhene said the council was being supported by some development partners, including the district assembly and Tepa citizens abroad to put the initiative into fruition.
He said the school was important to the council, and gave the assurance that everything would be done to ensure its completion.
About 80 per cent of the projects have been completed and at the time of the inspection, contractors were working hard to complete the works.
Nana Ampem said matters relating to health needed to be taken seriously “because healthy people make a healthy community.”
He gave an assuarance of the council’s support for other needy areas in the traditional area.
The Principal of the School, Mrs Victoria Amoah, thanked the traditional council for the assistance, which she said, would go a long way to meet the accommodation needs of the school.
She called for the provision of security at the project site when completed since it is situated within the the town.