By Aliyu Dangida
Kano State has announced its readiness to partner with the Government of Ghana in healthcare delivery, infrastructure, education and human capital development for the benefits of the people of the state and the citizens of Ghana.
This is contained in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the State Governor, Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, and issued to newsmen in Kano.
The statement said Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of the state made the remark on Monday when he received the Ghanaian Deputy Minister of Health, Mr Mahama Ase Asesini, who led a delegation of officials of the Ministry on a courtesy visit to the Governor at the Government house, Kano.
Governor Yusuf said Ghanaians and people of Kano had so many things in common, including culture, religion, customs, inter-marriages and trades that dated back to decades and called for the consolidation of the established bond of relationships.
He informed the minister about some of the achievements his government recorded since its inception which included the rejuvenation of the health sector, saying “we are working assiduously in improving the services of the health facilities as we have restored free maternity care to pregnant women and children.
“We have also embarked on the renovations of our general hospitals and plans are in the pipeline to re-introduce the mobile clinics in the 44 local government areas of the state that will go along way with our drive of training and re-training of health personnel across all cadres and absorption of female medical graduates to add more vigour to the health machinery,” the Governor said.
Earlier, Asesini said that he led the officials of the Ghana’s Health Ministry to the Governor as part of their engagement in Nigeria to chart ways for symbiotic relationship and development.
He assured of follow-up meetings, discussions and deliberations to consolidate on the agreed areas of working together.