The District Chief Executive for Asutifi North in the Brong Ahafo Region, Hon. Eric Addae has disclosed that approval has been given to the Ntotroso College of Nursing to admit its first batch of students in September this year to produce Diploma of nursing in various disciplines in the health sector following its approval and certification from the health authorities.
He also appealed to residents in the area to take advantage of the opportunity to be enrolled in the school.
He noted that the assembly in collaboration with the Health Directorate was equipping and constructing CHIP Compounds at Atwedie and Krachikrom aimed at improving the health needs of the people in the area as well as afford pupils the opportunity to learn.
Hon. Eric Addae made this known at the Independence Day parade to mark this year’s 57th Independence Day celebration. This year’s Independence Day celebration was on the theme, “Building a Better and Prosperous Ghana through patriotism and National Unity”.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) in addressing the parade made up of the Cadet Corps of Ola SHS and over 20 schools drawn from basic and Senior High Schools from the District at the Roman Catholic School Park in Kenyasi said it was important to commend those who laid down their lives to emancipate the country from the shackles of colonialism.
He stated that building a Better Ghana can be best achieved through selflessness, hardwork, and commitment to peace and development which makes one patriotic and promoting national unity by putting your nation first through working seriously to ensure increased productivity, exposing nation wreckers and reviving communal spirit for clean up exercises.
Mr Addae therefore tasked the pupils to emulate the hardwork and discipline of their mentors to enhance the standard of education and development of the area and pledged the assembly’s commitment to provide quality education in the district by the provision of educational infrastructure.
On rural electrification, the DCE acknowledged receipt of materials for the extension of electricity to the Obengkrom, Donkorkrom, Kwahu, Asempanaye and Goamu zone to afford children the opportunity to acquire ICT skills and promote rural enterprises.
He commended Newmont Ghana Limited and Nananom for their contribution to development and pledged the assembly’s readiness to partner all in the development of the area and further advised pupils in the district to be responsible, patriotic and to help promote national unity as one people with one destiny.
The Omanhene of Kenyasi No.2 Nana Owusu Ayeboafo who chaired the function was not happy the Ghana Education Service (GES) failed to organize the programme well and called for more collaboration in the future.
He urged the DCE to redeem all the promise made and pledged the willingness of Nananom to collaborate with the assembly to bring development to the people.
Awards were presented to deserving individuals and institutions for their dedication to duty and academic excellence.
By: Mashoud Kombat/citifmonline.com/Ghana