THE GOVERNMENT of Japan under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects Scheme (GGHSP) has provided a grant to five communities in Ghana.
The scheme provided a total amount of $ 420,000 to the communities to facilitate developmental projects in the health and educational, water and sanitation, agriculture and relief sectors.
The grant made provision for five projects to be undertaken within one year duration for its implementation and completion.
The Service Foundation, the Asutifi District Assembly, Basic Needs Ghana, the Nkwanta South District Assembly and the Suhum Municipal Health Directorate would be constructing the Tsatee CHPS compound, Breweniase Health Centre, a classroom block at Akotosu, a maternity block at Pantang Hospital and Koranseng CHPS compound respectively.
In his speech, the Japanese Ambassador to Ghana, Kaoru Yoshimura, said he is confident the hard work invested into the venture would go a long way to improve the health and educational status in the communities and its environs and also benefit the generations to come.
Representatives from the benefiting communities expressed deep appreciation to the Japanese government for accepting their proposals for the various projects in their communities, giving assurance to maintain and use the facilities to deliver quality services for their people.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) of Asutifi South Assembly, a beneficiary community, Modestus Yao Nuworsu, said, 'We will ensure that this grant is used solely for this project and its approved purposes.'
'The assembly will involve all stakeholders to monitor and supervise the construction works and ensure regular submission of reports to the embassy,' he added.
The GGHSP mainly targets areas aimed at improving basic human needs such as projects that are highly beneficial to the grassroots and those that require timely support on humanitarian grounds.
The scheme has supported over 260 projects across the country and hopes to achieve more.
By Angela Dzidzornu
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