President Akufo-Addo has commissioned a 680-bed residential facility for students of the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) in the Ho municipality to climax the University’s 10th anniversary.
The facility situated at the UHAS permanent campus at Sokode-Lokoe was christened the ‘Sokode Hall of Residence’ in appreciation of the Sokode traditional area.
A similar facility named ‘Asogli Hall of Residence’ was commissioned a few months ago at the Trafalgar campus near the Ho Teaching Hospital. Both edifices were financed through the Internally Generated Funds (IGF) of the University.
Speaking at the anniversary durbar, President Akufo-Addo applauded the leadership of UHAS for the judicious use of the university’s IGF to provide such critical infrastructure and said it was worthy of commendation and emulation by other institutions of higher learning in the country.
He said the public authority’s obligation to supporting UHAS to follow through on its command of preparing quality medical care experts, and taking part in exploration and local area administration stayed unfaltering.
He, accordingly, guaranteed that the second period of the UHAS primary grounds project which he cut grass for in September 2021 will be finished on time.
The task which contains the School of Nursing and Midwifery and a Central Administration is being subsidized at the expense of 68 million bucks by China Aid.
The Government of Ghana is giving a GHS 6.2 million in partner subsidizing for the arrangement of public utilities, including access streets to the site. It is at present 36% complete and booked for culmination in March 2024.
He complimented the at various times committee, the board, and staff of UHAS for their devotion to obligation, which has seen the newborn child college laid out during the residency of late President Atta-Mills by an Act of Parliament, Act 868 of 2011, developing from 155 of every 2012 to more than 7000 as of now.
He added that the accomplishments of UHAS have seen it hobnob with other age-old organizations in the nation and past with north of 5,000 alumni all around the world. President Akufo-Addo complimented UHAS for its immaculate wellbeing research certifications and different worldwide rankings, including the new Times High Education Impact Rankings 2022, which positioned the college number one in the SDG 3 class.
Chairman of UHAS Council, Justice Jones Victor Mawulorm Dotse commended the foundation council and first Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Fred Binkah for laying a strong foundation. He commended successive governments for their support and prayed for the speedy completion of all ongoing projects at both the Ho and Hohoe campuses of the university to address the infrastructure inadequacies.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor John Owusu Gyapong whose 6-year tenure ends on 31st July, said has so far established ten out of eleven academic units. Additionally, it has rolled out 19 undergraduate and nine postgraduate programmes across its nine schools and two institutes.
He stressed that UHAS is now a household brand with so much recognition and acceptance among its peers and stakeholders by dint of hard work.