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Wa West to train nurses and teachers

2009-06-08 23:26:47
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The Wa West District Assembly, would this year, sponsor the education of a number of teaching and nursing trainees, in order to create the man-power needed, to reduce the high rate of infant and maternal mortality, and address the perennial shortage of teachers in the district.

The District Chief Executive, Mr. Seidu Tungbani told the media in Wa that shortage of teachers and nurses has resulted to poor academic performance in most basic schools, while the refusal of nurses to accept postings to the district, has led to the lack of midwives.

He stressed, “It is our duty as an Assembly to make the place attractive and convince potential workers to the place. In the interim, we shall sponsor students who will return after completion, to come and work in the district.”

On agriculture, Mr Tungbani said the district would provide tractor services to farmers, to enable them to increase their production capacity as a way of reducing poverty among the people.

“We shall also provide adequate agro-chemicals and improved seeds for the farmers to increase their yield and to beef up the food security needs of the people in the area and the Upper West Region as a whole.”

Mr. Tungbani pledged to collaborate with the Member of Parliament for the area, Mr. Joseph Yieleh Chireh to construct a residential complex that would contain accommodation facilities, first class restaurant, communication complex and other services, that would attract tourists and workers to the district.

He noted that the district has a Hippopotamus Sanctuary and other tourists sites, explaining that with improved facilities, “we shall not only attract tourists, but will also attract developing partners that will make the area attractive and lucrative”.

Mr Tungbani promised to step up the internally generated funds of the district assembly, in order to attract adequate District Assemblies’ Common Fund to facilitate development.


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