Students and medical doctors in the Upper West Region will benefit from Indian educational scholarships aimed at improving educational system and health care delivery in the region.
The Indian High Commissioner in Accra, Mr Sugandh Rajaram announced this when he paid a courtesy call on the Upper West Regional Minister, Dr Hafiz Bin Salih on Monday.
He said India was focused on building the capacity of the human resource, hence the desire to offer scholarships to Ghanaians to help broaden their knowledge and skills in ICT, health and other areas of specialisation.
The courtesy call formed part of activities earmarked for his six-day tour of the region.
“I will also be exploring the possibilities of facilitating support for interested Indian businesses to invest in the region and also brief the authorities on the development of the India-Ghana bilateral relations”, he said.
Mr Rajaram said Ghana and India had constantly stood by each other and expressed hope that the friendly relationship between both countries would continue.
The High Commissioner mentioned that he would as part of his visit, interact with the management of the Upper West Regional Hospital as well as the Simon Diedong Dombo University of Business and Integrated Development Studies (SDD-UBIDS) to explore the potentials of the institutions.
He added that he interacts with various government authorities in the region to highlight economic initiatives in India and opportunities to strengthen relations between the two.
The Minister, Dr Salih on his part expressed his appreciation to the High Commissioner, saying he looked forward to lasting relationship with the people of India.
He appealed to the High Commissioner to link the Simon Diedong Dombo University of Business and Integrated Development Studies (SDD-UBIDS) with other universities in India, especially in areas of exchange programmes.
FROM RAFIA ABDUL RAZAK, WA