Illustration of a spinal cord injury. [02JUN2014 BROADSHEET HEALTH LEAD]
Illustration of a spinal cord injury. [02JUN2014 BROADSHEET HEALTH LEAD]

The anniversary seeks to promote and enhance the attainment of quality care towards a healthier nation.

Mrs Josephine Ansu-Gyeabour, the President of COHHETI recounted the fond memories of the association when it was established 10 years ago together with the various challenges.

The theme for the celebration is: “COHHETI at 10: Achievements, Challenges and the Way forward.”

Mrs Ansu-Gyeabour said the focus of the theme is to enable members to evaluate their performance over the past years and chart the way forward for the success of the organisation.

“As we examine our achievements in this anniversary we will be able to identify activities that are positive and adopt more appropriate measures to ensure we soar higher.”

The climax of the celebration would be held in Wa in the Upper West Region on November 2.

She appealed to government to resource the health training institutes as well as build more of such schools to enable them deliver on their mandate since the number of students keep rising.

The President also asked that the institution should be provided with buses and pick-up trucks for their activities.

Mr Alex Segbefia, the Minister of Health encouraged the members not to use the celebration for much festivities but a solemn occasion to pause and look back at the 10 years journey.

Mr Segbefia gave the assurance that the Ministry would continue to play meaningful roles to strengthen relationship with the training institutions as efforts are underway to transform the sector.

He therefore urged COHHETI to make the progress of the training institutions its major priority.

He entreated stakeholders and other partners to give their maximum support and cooperation to sustain the initiative.

He added that government as part of efforts to eject efficiency and reposition the training of health personnel had established the Health Training Institution Secretariat to supervise, monitor and coordinate the activities of such bodies.

“Government will continue to provide your needs as training institutions, we are discussing your utility and feeding grant to reduce the burden on parents and principals.

“The Ministry is currently seeking for financial clearance for teaching and non-teaching staff for the various training institutions,” he said.

The Minister advised all training institutions to respect the policy guiding fees.

Mr Christopher Beyere, the Executive Secretary of the Health Training Institution, appealed to the Minister to tamper justice with mercy and pardon the three principals who have been sacked for charging exorbitant school fees.

He asked that they should be forgiven and called back to work.

The event was also used to unveil the anniversary cloth for the celebration.

Source: GNA/News Ghana

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