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General News Tue, 27 Jan 1998

PRESENTATION OF BICYCLES

The Rotary Clubs of Harrow and Windsor of Ontario, Canada, have jointly presented 20 bicycles to the Eye Care Programme in the Upper West Region at Wa. The bicycles, valued at about two point eight million cedis are for the use of community based nurses and Ghana Red Cross Volunteers involved in eye care services in the region. Making the presentation, a representative of the Clubs, Dr. Bradley Sanger, said the clubs have supported the National Eye Care Programme since 1996. The support, he said includes equipment and text books worth about 44 million cedis for the Faculty of Optometry at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology ad ophthalmic and optical instruments for eye clinics at Wa. Jirapa, Nandom and Tumu. Dr. Sanger said the clubs have also assisted in the provision of furniture to all school at Jirapa and the establishment of a public library in the town to help raise the standard of education in the area. Receiving the bicycles, the Regional Director of Health Services, Dr. Ebenezer Appiah-Denkyira, thanked the donors for the kind gesture. He assured them that they will be put to good use to improve eye care delivery in the region. Meanwhile, a sod has been cut at the Wa Regional Hospital for work to begin on an optical workshop. The project, estimated to cost 44 million cedis, is being funded by the Harrow and Windsor Rotary Clubs. gri

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