Japan supports health sector with $1.66 million


Accra, Mar 27, GNA – The Japanese Government is to provide a grant of $1.66 million to the country to support the health sector. Government.

The grant would specifically be used to help the country in its attempt to achieve the MDGs 4 and 5 which are to fight maternal mortality and child mortality.

Speaking at the signing to exchange notes to that effect, Ms Hannah Tetteh, Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Minister, praised the Japanese Government for providing a grant of $3.2 million to support farmers as well as providing $17. 7 million to support fisheries promotion in the Western Region.

‘The Japanese Government has also provided a grant of $1.91 million to support the health sector last year’, she added.

Mr Kaoru Yoshimura, Japanese Ambassador to Ghana, expressed the hope that the financial contributions would be fully utilized to support the health sector to achieve the MDGs 4 and 5.

‘In Ghana, MDGs 4 and 5 are lagging behind and it is therefore important that all actors involved make every effort to achieve them’, he said.

He pledged the readiness of the Japanese Government to assist Ghana with technical assistance and Japanese volunteers so as to help accelerate the country’s effort towards development.

GNA


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