In the Abidjan suburb of Williamsville on Thursday, (10 June) Ivory Coast Minister of Public Health, Hyppolyte Aye, set the foundation stone for a new rehabilitation centre.
In the Abidjan suburb of Williamsville on Thursday, (10 June) Ivory Coast Minister of Public Health, Hyppolyte Aye, set the foundation stone for a new rehabilitation centre. The projected cost of the centre is over 1.25 million Swiss francs (120,000 pounds sterling), of which ten per cent has been contributed by the Ivory coast Government. The primary financing for the project is coming for the International Blue Cross Society.
The centre will be concerned primarily with the rehabilitation of patients afflicted with the social diseases of alcoholism and dereliction. In addition to facilities for the treatment of 16 patients, the centre will house a cafeteria, library, recreation hall, and chapel.
Several Ivory Coast Government officials and the Ambassador from Switzerland, Etienne Suter, were on hand for the ceremony.
SYNOPSIS: The Abidjan suburb of Williamsville has been chosen as the site for a new health rehabilitation centre in the Ivory Coast. On Thursday, several Ivory Coast Government officials took part in a ceremony beginning construction of the centre
The Ivory Coast Minister of Public Health, Hyppolyte Aye, was one of the first dignitaries to arrive. Other invited guests included the Ambassador from Switzerland, Etienne Suter. The primary concern of the ceremony was to be the setting of the foundation stone.
Before the ceremony actually got under way, the project was blessed. The centre is to be used for the rehabilitation of those afflicted with social diseases, such as alcoholism.
In his address to the gathering, Mr Aye described the various components of the centre. The centre will have facilities for sixteen patients. In addition, the centre will include a library, recreation hall, cafeteria, and a chapel. The total cost of the centre is over one and a quarter million Swiss francs.
Following his speech, Mr Aye signed a document which officially permits construction to begin on the project After the foundation stone was set in place, Mr Aye and other officials took part in sealing the stone in position. The first part of the centre to be built will be the quarters for the director and his assistants.