A 12-member interim governing council tasked to undertake preparatory works for the establishment of the Charis University College at Galleykope in the South Tongu District of the Volta Region, was inaugurated on Saturday.
Chaired by Professor Lade Wosornu, the members are Mrs. Margaret Agbenorku, Prof. R.K. Adosraku, Prof Antoinette-Marie Sossou, Mr. G.K. Juani and Mr. Yao Omahene-Gyimah.
The rest are Pastor Enoch Nyador, Rev. Dr. (Mrs) Joseline Fugar, Mr. F.K. Fiebor, Mr. F.K. Amanfu, Mr. Johannes Sakpiti and Mr. V.K. Darkey-Mensah.
Prof. Wosornu, in his address after they have been sworn in, lauded the objective of the establishment of the college, and assured the initiators of their commitment.
“Time is not on our side, and what is left is all to get on board to ensure the responsibility placed on our shoulders is effectively executed at the shortest possible time,” he said.
Touching on the mission statement of the college, the chairman said the institution would create an environment that nurtures cutting-edge research and uses the best teaching methods in life and medical sciences for training and delivery of quality health care services in Ghana and Africa.
“Our vision is to be at the forefront of research-led teaching and research led-professional training for the health and medical sciences in Ghana and Africa,” he added.
The Chief of Fiave-Galleykope, Togbe Sakpitty III, who has offered a 30-acre plot for the project, described the inauguration of the committee as the beginning of the realisation of a dream to have an institution of higher learning to aid the human resource development of the citizens of the area.
He said all challenges in the allocation of the site have been addressed, and urged the committee to rollout the necessary plans for the timely completion of the first phase of the college.
By Lawrence Vomafa-Akpalu