George-Ramsey Benamba, GNA
Accra, Dec 3, GNA - Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the Kingdom of Netherlands has presented a certificate of recognition to Family Health University College and the Hospital for building a biogas plant and an incinerator to manage waste on campus.
The bio gas plant and incinerator through a network of underground pipes receives all the waste from the University, Hospital and the Nursing and Midwifery School, leading to a hygienic and safe way of managing waste.
This allows management to save cost and enable them to provide affordable health care and education in the community.
Presenting a certificate of recognition to the Founder/President of Family Health University College, Prof. Yao Kwawukume after dinner with President Akufo Addo, the Netherlands Prime Minister commended him and the wife (Mrs. Dr. Susan Bridget Kwawukume) for their outstanding performance in waste management practices and their contribution to education and the health sector.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte expressed his excitement at the way Family Health University Collage and the Hospital had kept their environment clean and promised to strengthen their relations with Family Health University College and the Hospital.
He urged other institutions to emulate the shining example of Family Health University College and the Hospital by building their own biogas plants and incinerators to manage waste.
Earlier, the Netherlands Ambassador to Ghana, Ron Strikker, who inspected the biogas plant and the incinerator expressed satisfaction at the project and commended Prof. Kwawukume and the entire management for adopting eco-friendly waste management practices.
The Founder/President of Family Health University College, Prof. Yao Kwawukume expressed his appreciation to the Prime Minister Mark Rutte for the honour done them, by selecting Family Health University Collage and the Hospital among the many institutions in the country to visit.
The recognition of the Collage and the Hospital by the Netherlands Prime Minister, Prof. Kwawukume said was a clear indication that, their good works were recognised in Ghana, Africa and the whole world.
Family Health University College is made up of a Hospital, Nursing and Midwifery School and Medical School and is the only Medical School in the sub-region that uses real Cadavers (human parts) to study Anatomy and also has a modern state of the art Anatomage (incorporating the latest convertible technology) to enhance capacity.
The Family Health Medical School is Ghana's Premier Private Medical School with modern facilities, spacious laboratories and lecture halls and is affiliated to the University of Ghana and accredited by the National Accreditation Board and offers a six-year Bachelor of Surgery and Bachelor of Medicine (MB ChB) programme.