A first batch of forty (40) students from Zongo and Inner Cities in Ghana who were selected to undergo further studies in medicine in Cuba are due to leave Ghana next month, MyNewsGh.comhas learnt.
This was made known by Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia when he addressed the annual celebration of the birth of Prophet Muhammad in New Fadama Accra.
He said gender parity was ensured in the selection of the students to be trained as medical doctors, with a selection of 20 males and 20 females made for the trip.
According to him, the Akufo-Addo government is committed to helping boost the Human Resource capacity of Zongo and other inner city kids.
It will be recalled that the Government of Cuba accepted to train forty (40) brilliant but needy medical students a year from Zongo, inner-city and other deprived communities in Ghana following a proposal by the Vice President of the Republic, Dr MahamuduBawumia, to the Government of Cuba to extend the special arrangement between the two countries for the training of health personnel in deprived communities.