A delegation from the Worawora community led by Nana Barima Owusu Afari, Nkosohene of Worawora Traditional Area, paid a courtesy call on Professor John Owusu Gyapong to congratulate him upon his appointment as the Vice Chancellor of the University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho (UHAS) and also welcome him into the University.
Nana Barima Owusu Afari, a former President of the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI), recounted the efforts of the Worawora community in collaborating with UHAS. He among other things referred to a multi-purpose structure released by the chiefs and People of the Worawora community to UHAS. The four set of two-bedroom bungalows and two classroom blocks with auxiliary facilities which previously housed the Enrolled Nursing Training School would after its refurbishment serve as an accommodation and training facility for UHAS students who would be posted to the community during their Vocational Training programme.
Dr. Isaac Secorm, the Acting Medical Superintendent of the Worawora Hospital aided the meeting with a brief presentation that offered pictorial view of the classroom blocks, dormitories, lecturers (Staff) quarters, among other auxiliary facilities.
In his response, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor John Owusu Gyapong, expressed his profound gratitude to the entire Worawora Community for their selfless initiative.
Professor Gyapong further stated that although UHAS primarily started from Ho and Hohoe, the vocational training programme of UHAS will ensure a greater collaboration with local government and traditional authorities, and this will help spread training facilities across the entire Volta Region.
He therefore called for a continuous dialogue between the Ministry of Health, Ghana Health Service and all other stakeholders to ensure that the property is put to better use.
He stressed the importance in strengthening partnership between the Worawora Traditional Area and the University of Health and Allied Sciences.
In conclusion, he pledged the UHAS’ readiness to cooperate with communities in achieving the mission and vision of UHAS.
The delegation included Nana Hemaa Awurewa II (Queen-mother), Honourable Ofosu Samuel (Assemblyman), Mr. Mawuli Asimenu (Administrator - Worawora Hospital), Dr. Isaac Secorm (Medical Superintendent - Worawora Hospital), Mr. Gershon Yevugah (Nurse Manager) Mr. Obed Yaw Darko (Nursing Officer), Mr. Joseph Laryea (Health Information Officer).
Present at the meeting were Dr. Cynthia Sena Kpeglo (Registrar), Dr. Vidogah (Director of Works and Physical Development), Mr. Thomas Kwegyir-Abaidoo (Director of Internal Audit), Ms. Charity Dzormeku (Director of Finance), Dr. Gameli Kwame Norgbe (Acting Dean of School of Allied Health Sciences – UHAS) , Mrs. Lucy Ofori-Ayeh (Director of Academic Affairs), Prof. Peter Atadja (Dean of School of Basic and Biomedical Sciences), Mr. Christian Kofi (University Librarian) Mr. Gregory Amenuvegbe (UHAS Vocational Training Coordinator) and Madam Esther Anyidoho (UHAS Vocational Training Coordinator.