Nickseth Construction ‘delivers’ 500-bed hostel to Kwadaso SDA Nursing Training College | Social

The Kwadaso SDA Nursing and Midwifery Training College has commissioned a 500-bed capacity hostel at its Barekese campus. The new hostel aims to boost the admission and accommodation of women on campus, which had become a challenge for the college.

The hostel was built in a record time of 12 months (November 2020 – November 2021) by one of Ghana’s leading construction companies with almost two decades of experience, Nickseth Construction Company Limited.

The contract sum was GHS 609, 2480.04 which was fully funded by the College from its Internally Generated Funds (IGF) with the support of the SDA Church.

In a brief handover and commissioning ceremony involving school stakeholders, Nickseth Constructions Limited Chairman of the Board, Dr Godfred Owusu Boateng, noted that the company believes it has a vital role in developing physical infrastructure that can stand the test of time.

”Nickseth constructions company limited believes it has a vital role to play when it comes to global society’s quest to achieve the sustainable development goal (SDGs) in fact the company will fight more on goal number 11 which seeks to talk about building cities and then making them sustainable and that’s why we always want to be very, very careful when projects like these are given to us.”

“Actually, we also realized that our ancestors fought their wars with cutlasses, machetes and axes, they were relevant at that time, but the current generation, in our time, the tools for these wars are the education so if you look at sustainability and education we are positioning ourselves to want to address all of them at the same time now we are also very passionate about the fact that education is key to any national development we are so very particular and we show extreme passion every time you give us projects like these.”

Dr. Boateng further noted that ”we have posted our beautiful vision statement there and we don’t want to go back on our promise by giving them anything else so we still want to maintain our touch of excellence which has been the thorn backbone of our business. Whenever people try to praise Nickseth Company Limited for our quality workmanship, it comes down to the touch of excellence that has been our watchword.”

He took the opportunity to urge the student and the college authority to use the facility with care so that future generations can benefit from the project.

”Now to the students who are the immediate beneficiaries of the project, we will like them to use the project in a sustainable way because it is all about sustainability, now to the management, we want them to improve the maintenance of the culture because a lot of resources have been committed to the project.”

The principal of the college, Mr. Daniel Attah-Tuffour, hailed the then contractors used to execute the project.

He took the opportunity to assure the government that the facility would train more nurses to fill vacancies within its Agenda 111 health facilities, adding that “management believes this facility will contribute greatly. to ensure the sustainable delivery of quality education to students”.

”The school’s long-term plan is to transform the Kwadaso campus into a training site for specialist nurses in the fields of intensive care, perioperative, emergency, public health and geriatric nursing, among others”.

Mr. Atta Tuffour called on the government to help develop the remaining 50% undeveloped land to provide more infrastructure for students.

“The college needs more lecture halls and hostels for male students,” he said.

“The college would be grateful if the unfinished three-story hostel for male students was completed for the college,” he said.

Mr. Attah-Tuffour appealed on behalf of all health training institutions if they could be integrated into the GETfund to be able to benefit from the projects.

The Executive Director of the Christian Health Association of Ghana (CHAG), Dr. Peter Yeboah, however, noted that the ceremony confirmed the timeless partnership between Church and State in the delivery of health care.

He said CHAG was improving access to quality health services for all people living in Ghana and producing essential health human resources for the Ghanaian health sector.

Dr Yeboah called on stakeholders, including churches and communities, to re-examine responsibilities in building the necessary health infrastructure for human resources for health development in the interest of national health security.

Deputy Minister of Health, Tina Naa Ayele Mensah, who was a special guest, said the ministry was working diligently to ensure that a quality human resource base was available to achieve the vision of a healthy population. health for national development.

“Nurses and midwives play a critical role in achieving Sustainable Development Goal 3 through universal health coverage,” she said.

Speaking on the theme: “Building Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Education to Achieve Universal Health Coverage: The Role of Stakeholders in Infrastructure Development,” Ms. Mensah said. As a result, the government was working tirelessly to ensure quality training, equitable distribution of a competent health workforce, and improved health infrastructure.

The facility is intended to help the college absorb more graduates from the free high school program and thereby reduce unemployment in the country.

The training college was established in 2005 as part of the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s efforts to improve the quality and delivery of health care in Ghana and beyond and has since trained many nursing professionals and midwifery who perform various functions across the globe.

The Kwadaso SDA Nursing and Midwifery Training College is a government institution under the auspices of the Ghana Adventist Health Service.


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