The Board of Central University’s University Development Fund (UDF) organized a fund raising dinner on Wednesday August 15th at Kempinski Hotel in support of a 108 bed Central University Hospital. The hospital is a precursor to the commencement of a Medical School in the university.
The University Development Fund was established by the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC) at the 20th Anniversary of the church in 2004. Pledges collected from church members was used to support the purchase of land at Miotso. 157 people supported this vision to purchase the land which is now the eco-friendly permanent campus of Central University.
In a brief remark at the fundraising event for the Central University Hospital, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Bill Puplampu lauded the vision and bold initiative of the Chancellor, Dr Mensa Otabil and the leadership of the International Central Gospel church in helping to position Central University as the leading provider of Science education in the private university space in Ghana.
He added that it is his dream that after the construction of the Central University Hospital, each district in Ghana will over the next few years have a replica of the CU hospital constructed there. This is intended to help improve health care delivery in the country as well as provide adequate health posts for the teaching and training of health professionals. He further underscored the fact that Central University belong to the ICGC and the University having its own hospital facility is critical to transmitting the unique culture – of faith and medicine working together – to the students being trained.
The estimated cost of the project is US$12.5million and it is expected to be completed by Sept 2019 to have the first intake of medical students.