Tuesday, 20 December 2011 16:06
Authorities of the University of Ghana (UG) with a Chinese team of consultants has celebrated a joint project on the relocation of the College of Health Sciences from the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital to the University’s campus at Legon.
The China National Corporation for Overseas Economic Cooperation (CNCOEC) has been contracted to co-finance the relocation of the College and upgrade the hospital.
Professor Ernest Aryeetey, Vice-Chancellor of UG, expressed gratitude on behalf of the Ghana Government and the University to the Government and people of China for the support.
He said Accra is committed to working with Beijing to ensure the development of infrastructure for the College to ensure quality health care delivery.
Prof. Aryeetey explained that a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has already been signed with the Ministry of Health (MoH) to that effect, spelling out the terms and modalities of the project.
He said the MoU is awaiting both Parliamentary and Cabinet approval for the work to commence, and that a letter from the university is ready to be forwarded to President John Evans Atta Mills to give the green light towards the commencement of the project.
Mrs Lorinda Liang, Head of Consulate, China Africa Fund (Holding) Limited and Facilitator between CNCOEC and the MOH, said once the approval is given, the company will work faster to ensure that the project is completed on schedule.
The Reverend Prof. Seth Ayettey, Board Chairman of Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, said the new facility of the College will include state-of-the art IT facilities and spacious lecture halls for high student performance.
He expressed the hope that funding will be fast-tracked to ensure the timely completion of the project.