The Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. John Nelson Buah has stated that the UCC would not renege on its short to medium-term plans to pursue the construction of a teaching hospital to augment the training of competent medical doctors at the University of Cape Coast School of Medical Sciences.
Prof. Buah noted that UCC was therefore prepared to partner the private sector to make this vision a reality.
The Pro-Vice-Chancellor made these statements when a delegation from Taquan Ghana limited, a wholly owned Ghanaian Company led by the Chief Executive Officer, Nana Samuel Sarfo paid a working visit to the University.
Giving a brief profile of the Company, Dr. Sarfo noted that the company was established with other professionals with in-depth experience in “deal execution” across the globe. He indicated that it was incorporated as a private limited liability company under the Companies Code 1963, Act 179 and was granted a Certificate to Commerce Business on May 2014.
Dr. Sarfo said the Company provides individual and organizations with the best platform of services in line with the various products they offer. He added that the services they render include training and trading in equity, Telecommunication, hospitality industry, mining and construction and rental of heavy duty equipment and other related services. He also pointed out that Taquan had for the few years of its existence differentiated itself as the best and reliable company in Ghana and beyond.
On the company’s track record, Dr. Sarfo said they were constructing some housing projects for the government of Ghana and a gated community in Kasoa and Ofankor. He also indicated that they had constructed some housing units and a teaching hospital in Kenya. He said they use the latest state-of- the-art technology known as “Irish Koto” to construct robust buildings that can withstand earthquake.
The Provost of the College of Health and Allied Sciences, Prof. H. S. Amonoo-Kuofi who was present at the meeting commended the company for the interest in the UCCSMS Teaching Hospital project and called on them to take into consideration the existing architectural design by the University. He called for broad consultation and collaboration to enable the two partners to achieve this noble dream.
On his part, the Dean of the UCCSMS, Prof. Francis Ofei also reiterated the need to engage the users in every part of the process of the project without causing inconvenience after the facility has been completed.
As part of effort to facilitate the execution of the project, a team comprising individuals from Taquan and UCC were put together to come out with a good proposal for the approval of the University’s Council.
Present at the meeting were the Registrar, Mr. John Kofi Nyan; Acting Director of Physical Development and Estate Development, Mr. Edward Dadzie and other members of the technical team from Taquan Ghana Limited.