The Minister of Health, Mr Kwaku Agyemang Manu, has
cut sod for the construction of a lecture block, offices and a hostel for the
School of Dispensing Optics here in the Ashanti Region.
This was during his official four-day tour of the region to visit health facilities and inspect projects being executed by the ministry.
Addressing the chiefs and people at the ceremony, Mr Agyemang Manu praised the founders for their vision to establish such a school to train best and quality optician professionals for the various health institutions.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Dormaa Central in the Bono Region was delighted with the progress of work and was convinced that when completed, the project would make a huge impact on the country’s health delivery system.
He, therefore, called for collaboration between the traditional authorities and the school for speedy execution of the project.
He said the first phase of the new and permanent campus started in April this year and was expected to be completed in September.
Funded through the school’s internally generated funds and with the support of
As the first of its kind to be established in the country to train opticians,
FROM GODWIN OFOSU ACHEAMPONG, OYOKO