Government Promise To Address UGMC “Tussle” By Friday – Health Minister

The Minister for health, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, has assured the general public of a positive response on the University of Ghana Medical Center (UGMC) by Friday.

Speaking to the press in Parliament on Thursday, the Health Minister asked Ghanaians to expect some good news by Friday.

Kwaku Agyemang-Manu – Minister of Health

There is very good news. When I was just facing you, the Minister for Information called me. He wants some good briefings from me and I think by Friday, we would have come out [with something].

An “Open UGMC” campaign has surfaced on social media after a university of Ghana student, Reginald Sekyi-Brown, was arrested for holding a placard with the inscription “Open UGMC now” while the First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo was delivering a speech at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.

The campaign according to reports was to draw the attention of the first lady to the state of the University of Ghana Medical Centre.

The Police however mentioned that he was arrested because he breached security at the event.

Meanwhile, the Government saids he is ready to operationalized the University of Ghana’s Medical Centre (UGMC) upon completion of work by the committee set up to see to the operationalization of the UGMC.

In a press statement signed by the Deputy Minister of Health Curtis Perry Kwabla Okudezto, Government has the major stakeholder is said to share in the sentiment of the public to put the UGMC into a judicious use.

The Government, he said has secured additional funds to construct the face 2 of the project which will enable it function optimally.

Kojo Ennimil Arthur ||Ghana