COHHETI launches 10th anniversary

By
Samira Larbie, GNA

Accra, Sept. 18, GNA
– The Conference of Heads of Training Institutions, (COHHETI) an organised
health training body has launched its 10th anniversary celebrations in Accra to
chalk out the successes of the association.

The anniversary
seeks to promote and enhance the attainment of quality care towards a healthier
nation.

Mrs Josephine
Ansu-Gyeabour, the President of COHHETI recounted the fond memories of the
association when it was established 10 years ago together with the various
challenges.

The theme for the
celebration is: “COHHETI at 10: Achievements, Challenges and the Way forward.”

Mrs Ansu-Gyeabour
said the focus of the theme is to enable members to evaluate their performance
over the past years and chart the way forward for the success of the
organisation.

“As we examine our
achievements in this anniversary we will be able to identify activities that
are positive and adopt more appropriate measures to ensure we soar higher.”

The climax of the
celebration would be held in Wa in the Upper West Region on November 2.

She appealed to
government to resource the health training institutes as well as build more of
such schools to enable them deliver on their mandate since the number of
students keep rising.

The President also
asked that the institution should be provided with buses and pick-up trucks for
their activities.

Mr Alex Segbefia,
the Minister of Health encouraged the members not to use the celebration for
much festivities but a solemn occasion to pause and look back at the 10 years
journey.

Mr Segbefia gave the
assurance that the Ministry would continue to play meaningful roles to
strengthen relationship with the training institutions as efforts are underway
to transform the sector.

He therefore urged
COHHETI to make the progress of the training institutions its major priority.

He entreated
stakeholders and other partners to give their maximum support and cooperation
to sustain the initiative.

He added that
government as part of efforts to eject efficiency and reposition the training
of health personnel had established the Health Training Institution Secretariat
to supervise, monitor and coordinate the activities of such bodies.

“Government will
continue to provide your needs as training institutions, we are discussing your
utility and feeding grant to reduce the burden on parents and principals.

“The Ministry is
currently seeking for financial clearance for teaching and non-teaching staff
for the various training institutions,” he said.

The Minister advised
all training institutions to respect the policy guiding fees.

Mr Christopher
Beyere, the Executive Secretary of the Health Training Institution, appealed to
the Minister to tamper justice with mercy and pardon the three principals who
have been sacked for charging exorbitant school fees.

He asked that they
should be forgiven and called back to work.

The event was also
used to unveil the anniversary cloth for the celebration.   

GNA

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