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The Department of Social Welfare is encouraging interested persons in the Cape Coast Metropolis to apply for foster care. This will make it possible for orphans, lost and other disadvantaged or vulnerable children to be integrated in families instead of them being institutionalized.

This initiative is in line with government’s Care Reform Initiative which discourages institutionalization of children. Despite the introduction of this policy ten years ago, its implementation has been slow due to low public support. The Cape Coast Metropolis lacks government residential homes.

President Akufo Addo

Ghana’s current doctor to patient ratio stands at approximately 1 doctor to eight thousand patients.

President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo who disclosed this at the fifth oath swearing and induction ceremony of the School of Medical Sciences, University of Cape Coast noted that the situation is even more worrying in the rural areas of the country.

He says doctors must not be entirely blamed for their unwillingness to work in the rural and deprived areas of the country.

The President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo has cautioned the University of Cape Coast about the possible dangers of entering Build Operate and Transfer agreements.

Five students from the College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences of University of Cape Coast [UCC] have received the Community Service Award from Osei Kusi Foundation with a cash prize of 10,000 Ghana Cedis at this year’s National Youth Volunteerism and Patriotism Awards held in Accra.

The students; Adeisu Dinna Vigah, Osei Emmanuel, Danso Tony, Godswill Hygienus and Ajoa Owusuaa received the award for coming up with an idea to develop a modern fish smoking device for the people of Duakor, a fishing community close to University of Cape Coast in the Cape Coast Metropolis.

The device when operational will improve the fish smoking methods of the people, enhance safety and improve the hygienic condition under which they work.