…..Calls For Interest In Girl-Child Education
The First Lady, Nana Lordina Mahama, has called on queen mothers to take keen interest in girl child education and health issues of women. These two issues, according to her will help maintain gender parity and bring improvement in the health delivery system in the country.
The First Lady was speaking in Dormaa, when she commissioned a newly constructed hostel for students of Dormaa Presbyterian Midwifery Training School at Dormaa Ahenkro in the Brong Ahafo Region. The new hostel, has been named after the First Lady. She also donated boxes of medical supplies to the school to aid in the training of the students.
The naming of the newly constructed hostel after the First Lady, was due to the fact that she facilitated the building of the hostel for the School. This was after she realised that the students of the midwifery school were in dire need of accommodation. The First Lady implored the students to take care of the hostel facility in order to prolong its life span.
The First Lady also promised to offer support for other essential logistics needed by the School.
Again the First Lady said in demonstration of her commitment of the welfare of women and children, her foundation has trusted itself to creating awareness and raising funds in addressing health challenges in women such as breast and cervical cancer and has awarded scholarships to female students as her foundations support to the educational sector and urged queen mothers to take a cue.
The Principal of the Dormaa Presbyterian Midwifery Training School, Hilda Commey, was grateful for the support of the First Lady for the medical supplies and for aiding in the building of the hostel. She said the new hostel would help in admitting more students. She
also promised to train about one thousand more midwives in the next five years.
Also the West Bono Presby Chairman, Fei Hyiamang also cautioned students to desist from practicing occultism. Meanwhile a citation was presented to the First Lady for her continuous assistance to the school.