The Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA) has commissioned a new state-of-the-art disability-friendly secretariat and guest house in Pusu-Namongo, Talensi District, Upper East Region.
The one-storey building is equipped with modern amenities, including 24 self-contained executive rooms with air-conditioners, flat-screen TVs, refrigerators, CCTV cameras for security, free WiFi, a restaurant, laundry facilities, and a 500-capacity conference hall.
It was constructed using building levy deductions from GRNMA members and is open for use by both members and the public.
Speaking at the commissioning ceremony, Mrs. Perpetual Ofori-Ampofo, the President of GRNMA, explained that the construction work began in February 2016, and although there were challenges, the current administration took up the project in January 2020 to resolve the issues.
She paid tribute to the late former Acting President of the Association, Mr. Donald Asamani, a native of the Talensi District, and announced that the conference hall of the facility would be named after him in recognition of his contributions.
Mrs. Ofori-Ampofo highlighted some of the benefits GRNMA members enjoy, including the payment for Personal Identification Numbers (PINs) and Axillary Identification Numbers (AINs) renewal of members' licenses, provision of loans, land, and housing mortgage support, and health assistance.
Mr. Thomas Lambon, the Regional Chairman of the Association, expressed gratitude for the facility, which was acquired after years of struggling to secure the land. He assured that the facility adheres to the PWDs Act and provides easy access for disabled individuals.
Mr. Thomas Wuni Pearson Duanab, the Chief Executive for the area and Chair of the District Security Council (DISEC), urged the Association to properly document the details of guests visiting the facility for security reasons.