Japan gives $421,000 grant for health and education projects in Ghana

PupilsThe Japanese government has provided $421,000 grant to five communities for projects in the health and education sectors.

The Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGHSP) Scheme is to assist grassroots level development projects and small-scale assistance for basic needs that will ensure human security.

The Japanese Ambassador in Ghana, Mr Kaoru Yoshimura, signed the grant contract with the beneficiaries in Accra and said the scheme was introduced to Ghana in 1989.

It mainly focuses on supporting communities in health, water, sanitation and agricultural relief purposes.

Mr Kaoru said the GGHSP scheme had supported over 260 projects across the country and expressed the hope that the hard work invested in the project would benefit the people.

Support Service Foundation was given GhȻ289,951.90 to build the Tsatee Community-based Health Planning and Services CHPS Compound, a clinic, nurses’ quarters, mechanized borehole and a toilet facility.

Asutifi District Assembly took GhȻ278,989.62 to put up six-unit classroom blocks, a computer library and a toilet facility at Akotosu.

Basic Needs-Ghana was given GhȻ268,947.09 for the construction of maternity ward for the Pantang Hospital.

Tthe Nkwanta South District Assembly had GhȻ257,184.50 for construction of the Breweniase Health Centre. Suhum Municipal got GhȻ252,147.30 to build Koransang CHPS Compound, a clinic and nurses’ quarters.

The recipients thanked the Japan Embassy for the support adding that the grant came at the opportune time since the only health centre in the Nkwanta South District was burnt down by fire.

They all pledged their support to ensure the successful implementation of the projects to improve the health service delivery and quality education in their communities.

Source: GNA

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