- J.A Kufuor says it’s best for Ghana to train more local professionals for the health sector
- The former president is raising funds for to support children suffering from hunchback
Ex-president, John Agyekum Kufuor is making the case for all to tap into the human resource of Ghanaians.
Speaking at a fund raising event in Accra, the former president recounted how he took the bold step of having his spine surgery nowhere in the world but in Ghana.
“It occurred to me that all die be die – you could go to Europe and die, you could go to America and die and you could go to Asia and die, so if it will be death, why not here in Ghana? So I submitted to Dr. Bochie-Adjei to have my surgery done in Ghana" he said.
Unfortunately, Ghana continues to be faced the menace of brain drain. A development which sees the country lose most of its fine brains and experts to other countries.
Meanwhile, the fund raising is aimed at raising 5 million cedis for the Foundation for Orthopedics and Complex Spine (FOCOS) hospital . These funds will then be channeled to support all children in Ghana battling with “hunchback”.
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This fund raising event, if turned fruitful, will remain the second grand philanthropist event ever to have been organized by the NPP government. The first ever event was by the first lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo in support of the construction of a maternity block at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH).
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