The Government of Japan has provided a grant of $337,784 to three district assemblies and one non-governmental organization in two regions to enable them undertake various health and educational projects. On March 13, the agreement was signed between the beneficiary organization and Government of Japan in Ghana's capital city, Accra.
The support, which is under Japan's Grant Assistance for Grassroot Human Security Project (GGHSP), is to help provide quality healthcare and access to educational infrastructure for residents of beneficiary communities. The beneficiary assemblies are the Akyemansa District Assembly, Upper Manya Krobo District Assembly both in the Eastern region, and South Tongu District Assembly and a non-governmental organisation, Need Club of Ghana, both in the Volta Region, as reported by Graphic Online.
Tsutomu Himeno, the Japanese ambassador to Ghana opined that the health and well-being of the people was critical and that was the reason Japan was providing grants for organisations in Ghana to support the vulnerable. He emphasized the requirement for the beneficiaries to make full use of the funds to ensure that they have had an impact on the health of the people.
Tsutomu Himeno also said Japan remained committed to providing the needed assistance for people in difficulties and emphasised the need for the beneficiaries to ensure that the funds were used judiciously. All the four beneficiaries – Needy Club of Ghana, Akyemansa District Assembly, South Tongu District Assembly and Upper Manya Krobo District Assembly – expressed gratitude to the government of Japan for the support and vowed to make use for the benefit of Ghanaians.