Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyeman, Minister for Education on Wednesday inaugurated a 13-member Governing Council for the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) at Ho.
The Council replaces the University?s Implementation Committee, which acted as interim Council.
The Council to be chaired by Professor Kofi Anyidoho of the University of Ghana-Legon, has a-three-year tenure to be renewed once.
Other members on the Council are Mrs Justice Agnes Dordzie of the Court of Appeal, Togbe Tepre Hodo IV, Legal Practitioner, Prof. Ernest Aryeetey, Vice-Chancellor of University of Ghana, Dr. Yaw Adu-Gyamfi, CEO Danadams Pharmaceuticals Industries and Dr. Sodzi Sodzi-Tettey, Catholic Health Services.
Others are Prof. Fred Binka, Vice-Chancellor UHAS, Mr Paul Dzandu, Deputy Executive Secretary National Council on Tertiary Education (NCTE), Mr Dzidzeme K. Sedanu-Kwawu, representative of Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS).
The rest are Mr Emmanuel Adjei, Chief ICT Officer UHAS, Mr Kwabena Sakyi, representative of the Federation of Universities Senior Staff Associations of Ghana (FUSSAG), Dr. Francis Zotor, representative of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), and Mr Daniel Y. Sarfo, representative of the Students Representative Council (SRC).
Prof. Opoku- Agyeman commended the interim Council for the ?remarkable progress? made and urged the substantive Council to be guided by provisions in the University?s Act in all its deliberations.
Prof. Anyidoho commended the late President John Evans Atta Mills and President John Dramani Mahama for their foresight in establishing the University.
He also expressed gratitude to the university community and workers for their support towards the successful take- off of the University.
Prof. Anyidoho said though young, UHAS had attracted large numbers of applicants and was optimistic things would move faster when structures at its permanent site were completed.
The University of Health and Allied Sciences was established by an Act of Parliament (ACT 828) in 2011 as a public university in Ghana.
The main campus is in Ho with a second campus located in Hohoe.