The Minister for Business Development, Dr Ibrahim Mohamed Awal, has donated a standby generator valued at GH 120, 000 to the Tamale Nursing Training College (NTC) to help address the erratic power supply to the school.
The minister presented the 50kv standby generator to the management of the school during a working visit to the Northern Region.
Addressing the media after presenting the power plant to the management of the NTC, Dr. Mohamed Awal opined that the generator is to help build the capacity of the school to enable its students write their examination.
“I was here a couple of months ago where the principal made a request to me among which was the lack of a generator that affects their exams. I decided to procure this generator for them to help build the capacity of the school and to enable the students write their exams”, he stressed.
The minister bemoaned that the nurse-to-patient ratio in the northern part of the country is inadequate, and government is working around the clock to improve the situation. He said majority of this trainee nurses after completion of their courses preferred working in the southern part of the country and that has worsened the situation in the northern part of Ghana.
He mentioned that the NPP led Nana Addo government is committed to improving healthcare delivery in the country.
Dr Mohammed Awal, also assured the management of the college of a brand new pickup following an appeal by the Principal of the college.
On his part, the Principal of the Tamale Nursing Training College, Abdulai Abdul Malik, thanked the Minister for the support, saying the provision of the plant would go a long way to end the erratic electricity supply situation in the school.
He said the support is timely since the students are preparing for their exams. He narrated that, “the midwifery council exam has now gone on online, and that required having a stable electric power supply to facilitate the writing of the exams.
Story By: Yakubu Alhassan