Cash for UHAS Expansion Ready: $60million Chinese Loan Secured

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Min. for Information addressing the Press Conference

Government has secured a $60 million  facility for the implementation of the Phase two of the University of Allied Sciences Project at Ho in the Volta Region from China.

Under the bilateral agreement between Ghana and China, the project is expected to enhance higher education on medicine, promote advanced medical care and also provide jobs for the Health Sector.

It will be recalled that in September 2015, the first phase of the University funded by the Chinese government was officially handed over to Ghana.

The first phase covered a land area of 10.386 square metres and comprised the school of basic and biomedical science, lecture halls, libraries, student housing facilities and senior staff residential area.

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Speaking at a press briefing at Koforidua, the minister of information Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said the Phase two will cover a total floor area of 29,200 square meters with projects such as the central Administration block, the school of Nursing and Midwifery duty and equipment Room as well as supporting facilities such as desks, chairs and computers as well as teaching aids for medical specialty.

Mr. Oppong Nkrumah said the Minister of Finance Ken Ofori Atta and the Chinese Ambassador Wang Shitin have signed an MOU to that effect.

“Government is pleased about this agreement and wishes to work together to enhance the already strong and cordial relations between Ghana and China while deepening our commitment to expansion in education, Health Care and infrastructure.” He said.

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