Former Director of the Danquah Institute, Gabby Asare Otchere Darko has thrown his weight behind the campaign for the opening of the University of Ghana Medical Centre.
Mr Otchere-Darko, wrote on facebook on Thursday, May 31, that “I support the Open UGMC Now campaign”
His post comes on the back of the arrest of Reginald Sekyi-Brown, a final-year Pharmacy student of the University of Ghana, who was arrested Wednesday for peacefully protesting the delays in opening the University of Ghana Medical Centre.
Sekyi-Brown was whisked away by the Police after he displayed a placard bearing the inscription “Open UGMC Now” at a sod cutting event at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital being addressed by the first lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo.
The $217 million University of Ghana medical centre which was constructed by the Mahama administration has remained closed since its completion over a year ago.
A tussle between the University Authorities and the Ministry of health over who has the right to manage the facility has protracted the opening of the facility.