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12.02.2005 Diaspora News

Ghanaian Association of New Zealand Donates to Korle-Bu

By Daily Graphic, January 21, 2005 (credit: Henrietta Abayie)
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The Ghanaian Association based in New Zealand has donated three Pentium computers, two Canon printers and some library books worth thirty-four (34) million cedis through Technolease Ghana Limited, a computer firm in Ghana to the Department of Child Health, of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital to help ease data processing problems at the department.

Briefing the press, the treasurer of the association, Mr. William Domfeh said the donation was the first of its kind that the association, made up of 50 members who were all Ghanaians resident in New Zealand has decided to do as its contribution towards national development. He said the association planned to help Ghanaians both at home and in New Zealand. Mr. Domfeh said the association selected the children's ward because the children were the future of Ghana. Mr. Domfeh said the association had on its calendar a plan to adopt a ward at the department as a way of easing the burden of the government.

The Acting Director of Nursing services and Matron of the Department of child health, Mrs. Sarah Owusu Boakye commended the association and urged other Ghanaians outside the country to emulate the gesture. She said computers were vital for data processing and records keeping in this era adding that as the number of patients who reported at the hospital kept on increasing the computers would go a long way to bring efficiency in the day-to-day activities at the department.

She said though the brain drain at the medical sector had affected its work, the remaining staff at the sector needed the best support to help them deliver the goods.

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