Accra, Feb. 29, GNA – The Japan Government supported four organisations with a sum of $ 297,161 under the Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project (GGHSP) to undertake some developmental projects in four regions across the country.
The beneficiaries were Centre for Integrated
and Development (CIED) from Volta Region, Orthopedic Training Centre a
non-profit organisation from Eastern Region, Sekyere East District Health
Directorate from the Ashanti Region and Shai-Osudoku District Assemblies from
the Greater Accra Region.
Speaking at the GGHSP signing ceremony with
the beneficiary partners in Accra, His Excellency Tsutomu Himeno, Japanese
Ambassador to Ghana said, human security was contrast to national security and
it was very important to the well-being of every country, hence, it was the
reason why they supported the organizations in Ghana.
He said, they were pleased to support the
organizations because of their commitment to their local assemblies and also
the good relationship between Ghana and Japan were considered in the support.
The Ambassador urged the beneficiary
partners to make good use of the supported projects for the development of
The GGHSP was a Japanese grant scheme aimed
at meeting the diversified needs of developing countries
Mr. Anthony Kwame Aduana, the Executive
Director of CIED, a beneficiary organisation who received $ 77, 579 for the
development of water supply facility at Bakpa and Mafi Traditional Areas said,
the project would benefit 2,153 people around nine communities.
He said, the project would provide a
sustainable source of drinking water for all the nine communities and would
help address the water and sanitation related problems in the communities.
“We would like to reiterate the common
partnership, agreement and relationship established with the Embassy are
consolidated and no turning back.
The Communities, apart from the need for
potable water, find it difficult in accessing other important amenities like
good roads, clinic in the Central Tongu District”, he said.
The Executive Director said, they would go
into serious action with their partners to ensure early completion within ten
Mr. Justice Ofori Amoah, the District
Director of Health in Sekyere East District, another beneficiary organisation
who received $ 90,866 for the construction of Health Centre at Nkwankwanua
said, the project would help improve supervised deliveries and provide access to
hygienic environment for health services.
He assured the embassy that the project
would be put under good condition through good maintenance and for a good use.
Mr Amoah, however, commended the Embassy for
their continued support to the country and also choosing the Sekyere East
District to embark on such an important project.
The Orthopedic Training Centre (OTC) also
received $ 39,279 for the project of Procurement of Trekking Van for orthopedic
Training Centre, which would contribute significantly in sustaining the OTCs
Shai-Osudoku District, also received $ 89,430 for the construction of school Block at Ayenya D/A Basic School.