Master Plan For Kintampo Health University Out

The team, led by former Vice Chancellor of the KNUST, Prof Kwasi Kwafo Adarkwah, was tasked by Management of College of Health And Well-Being, Kintampo (CoHK) to design the proposed campus on a 3,000 acre land acquired by the college for expansion.

The proposed master plan was outdoored during a briefing held recently at Kintampo with key stakeholders including the chiefs of the area, Town and Country Planning officials, officials of the Kintampo Municipal Assembly, media, staff and students of the college.

Prof Adarkwah disclosed that the intention is to develop what he called a City of Health which would involve many facilities such as faculty buildings, hostels and halls of residents, sports facilities, fire/police stations, university hospital, university basic school and a senior high school.

Other facilities are conference centre, helicopter pad, ICT building, VC’s lodge which would include golf course and some tourist attraction centres, all within the university, where most of the structures would be high-rise buildings.

He called on all stakeholders to support the project since it would be one of the finest universities in the world.

In an anticipation of a change in status from a College of Health to a University College of Health to serve Ghana and the West African sub-region, a 3,000-acre of land had been acquired to accommodate the new university and its needs.

Walking the participants through the ‘Journey so far: from Rural Health Training School (KRHTS) to College of Health & Well- Being, Kintampo (CoHK)’, the rector of the college, Dr Emmanuel Teye Adjase, said the school which was fully established by the Ministry of Health in 1969, has the mandate to train multi-purpose mid-level health professionals for the health sector.

Dr Adjase said the CoHK, the only school of its kind in Ghana, had played and still plays an important role in health workforce education and research.

According to him, the CoHK currently runs over 14 degree and diploma programmes and envisages to be a world-class health university that would respond to the health needs of communities.

The rector enumerated some of the challenges being faced by the college such as attracting private sector investors to partner infrastructural development, sourcing GETFUND for accelerated development and protecting and developing the newly-acquired 3,000 acres of additional land.

The major issue that came up was the encroachment of the newly-acquired land by some residents of Kintampo which poses as a major threat to the expansion project.

The Chairman for the meeting, Pimampim Yaw Kagbrese, President of the Brong Ahafo Regional House of Chiefs, charged the chiefs of the area to take immediate steps to halt all encroachments and stop selling the lands to developers.

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FROM Fred Tettey Alarti-Amoako, Kintampo

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