A STATE-OWNED midwifery training school is set to open in September, this year at Goaso in the Brong Ahafo Region.
The Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning in collaboration with two non-governmental organisations have provided the necessary equipment for its smooth operations.
While the ministry released GH¢28,562, the Centre for the Empowerment of the Vulnerable, a local NGO, and the International Medical Equipment Collaborative, an NGO in the United States of America, jointly provided training equipment valued at $236,000 to the school.
The Asunafo North Municipal Chief Executive, Mr Mohammed Kwaku Doku, told the Daily Graphic at Goaso that all was set for the first batch of students to be admitted in September.
This will be the first midwifery school to be established in the Ahafo part of the region.
The MCE indicated that the establishment of the school would open up the municipality to the outside world and promised that the municipal assembly would ensure that the school progressed.
In a related development, the Municipal Chief Executive, has inaugurated electrification projects in three communities in the area under the Self Help Electrification Project (SHEP).
The communities are Daudakrom, Mpamase and Ahantamo. The projects were initiated in 2000.
Mr Doku said at the joint inauguration ceremony that the project was in line with the government’s social democratic agenda.
We are determined to improve living conditions of the people in the rural areas so that they would feel comfortable staying and working in those areas,” he said.
Mr Doku urged the people to make good use of the electricity to help improve their lot.
The Gyasehene of Akrodie Traditional Area who chaired the function, Nana Boakye Asibuo, commended the government for the interest it had shown in the project.