George and Angelina Owusu Foundation (GAF) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) at the Council Chamber on 23rd November, 2020. The MoU will help to train high calibre of health professionals. GAF is an NGO with the vision to impact lives in Ghana through healthcare initiatives, primary and elementary and economic development.
The GAF with the requisite facilities for training, service and research would allow personnel from KNUST to undertake clinical training at its facility and offer service provision to patients. Also, as part of the agreement, GAF will lead fund-raising activities with KNUST to establish advanced special research and clinical care facilities.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mrs Rita Akosua Dickson mentioned that KNUST values the great relationship with its partners, therefore, tries its very best to build on the existing ones and create avenues for more. She, thus, commended GAF’s idea of partnering with KNUST to train high quality health professionals for the nation and beyond.
The Chief Executive Officer of GAF revealed that, after spending so many years in the United States of America, he decided to put up a health facility in Akyaakrom near Ejisu, as a way of giving back to the society. He hoped that the health facility would become a centre of excellence that collaborates with other international financial institutions to undertake relevant research.
The agreement shall be for the term of five years (5) years and may be renewed to further periods by mutual consent of both parties. Professor Rita Akosua Dickson and Mr Andrew Kwasi Boateng signed on behalf of KNUST whereas Mr. George Yaw Owusu and Professor Akuoku signed for GAF.