University of Health and Allied Sciences held a series of activities to mark the start of its 10th anniversary celebrations. UHAS was conceived out of a campaign promise made by the late President of the Republic, Professor John Evans Atta Mills, which was fulfilled by parliamentary act in December 2011, and nurtured into manifestation over the past decade.
On 7 April 2022, students, faculty and staff of the Ho campuses and the School of Public Health campus in Hohoe, along with a throng of dignitaries and well-wishers, embarked on synchronized floats around the two towns, where the University’s positive impact over the past decade is in no doubt.
The Ho float culminated in a gathering in front of the Trafalgar Campus auditorium, where that building was commissioned and named “Professor Kofi Anyido Auditorium” in honour of the founding Chairman of the UHAS Governing Council, before the crowd entered it to conduct the official launch. The University also named other facilities after founders and benefactors.
The day’s itinerary included solidarity messages from Founding Vice Chancellor Professor Fred Binka; Founding Chairman of Council Professor Kofi Anyidoho; Regional Minister Dr. Archibald Letsa; Deputy Minister of Health Alhaji Mahama Asei Seini; and Togbe Afede XIV, Agbogbomefia of Asogli State, Volta Region, who was represented by a delegation led by Togbe Kotoku the XI, Paramount Chief of Kpenoe Traditional Area. Professor Atta Mills’ legacy was also well represented by the presence of officials from various organisations that are working to carry on his legacy.
The UHAS Choir also entertained the audience with the UHAS 10th Anniversary Song composed by Choirmaster Mr. Kenneth Tsinyo and Principal Organist/UHAS alumnus Mr. Daniel Nketiah Asante.
This launch marks the beginning of many events spread across the remainder of this academic year, where the institution’s achievements, and the people who worked to manifest President John Atta Mills’ vision, will be celebrated.