The Government of China extended a $60 million grant to Ghana for the second phase work on the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) in Ho.

The grant will fund the building of a new administration building for the university’s College of Nursing and Midwifery and a duty and equipment room. The grant will also provide funds for furniture and instructional resources.

The first phase of the UHAS project was also funded by the Chinese Government and included building of lecture halls, libraries, staff residential areas and student hostels on a 10,386 square meter property.

Minister of Finance Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta described the Phase II UHAS project as a major milestone that would boost bilateral relations between the two countries. Mr. Ofori-Atta assured that the facility would be used judiciously and that the Government of Ghana will make available counterpart funding to ensure that the project was completed on schedule.

Chinese Ambassador to Ghana Mr. Shi Ting Wang said China would continue to partner Ghana to deliver quality education to her citizens. Mr. Wang noted that the development of any economy depended on the robustness of its education system.

Credits: | Timothy Ngnenbe