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.