The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has commissioned a Community Health Nursing Training College at Nkanchina in the Kpandai District of the Northern Region.
The facility built in the first republic under Dr Kwame Nkrumah as a Leprosarium, but later abandoned, was renovated to serve as a health training institution in the Kpandai District by the NPP government.
Addressing the chiefs and people at the commissioning as part of his three day campaign tour of the Northern Region, Dr Bawumia noted that since the NPP came to power, over 92,000 health personnel including professional nurses have been recruited into various health facilities to help improve health delivery in the country.
He said the NDC in their eight years in government, did nothing to improve the health sector. He mentioned that the NPP government has been able to clear the backlog to enable recruitment of nurses into health facilities across the country.
“This did not happen under John Mahama and NDC’s eight years in government because they couldn’t hire the people, because they didn’t have the money to pay them. Nurses finish school and have to stay home for four years; today we have cleared the entire backlog. All the nurses have been recruited” he stated
Dr Bawumia disclosed that the NPP government has initiated and completed a number of developmental projects in the Kpandai district. He mentioned roads, water, one village one dam, toilets, electricity expansion among others as projects being delivered to the people of Kpandai and its surrounding communities.
The vice president also revealed that the construction of the Kpandai District Hospital under the Agenda 111 projects, will commence soon to improve health care delivery in the area.
He assured the management of the college, a brand new pickup and 20 laptops next week, following an appeal by the Principal of the college, Madam Alice Kipo, in her earlier address.
At Lungni, a farming community in the Wulensi constituency, the vice President as part of his tour, commissioned a new Police Station and cut sod for the construction of a Library in the area. At Bimbilla a mini rally was also organized where the vice President called on the electorates to renew the mandate of the NPP come December 7.
Similarly, the Vice President commissioned a new police station for Wulensi and did break the ground for start of work on a Library project for the area.