20.08.2004 General News

Japan commended for assisting Ghana

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Accra, Aug. 20, GNA - Dr Ken Sagoe, the Director of the Human Resource of the Ghana Health Service on Thursday commended the Government of Japan for her continues support to the country's health sector.

He said the provision of training systems and infrastructure had gone a long way to solve some of the problems facing the health sector of the country.

Dr. Sagoe was speaking at the launch of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Fair 2004 in Accra on the theme " For a better tomorrow for all".

The launching coincided with the 27th Anniversary Celebration of the Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOCV), dispatched to Ghana in 1977.

Japan is also one of Ghana's most important development partners and had assisted the country through both financial and technical expertise over the years.

Dr Sagoe said Ghana's health sector would continue to depend on Japan's financial and technical support for some time to come. He also appealed to the Japanese government to send down more health volunteers to support the few health workers in the country, adding that Ghanaians could learn the work ethics of their Japanese counterparts.

Mr. Kenichi Shishido, Resident Representative of JICA, said since October 1 2003, JICA had taken a new step forward as an independent administrative institution, changing its legal status from that of a special public institution.

He said JICA was making a new start to improve its international cooperation activities.

Mr. Shishido said JICA had initiated many projects and activities across the country but noted there were not enough opportunities to introduce the programmes to the public.

"Therefore we will like to take this opportunity to let you further understand JICA and Japan's cooperation," he said.

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