The University of Ghana (UG) Alumni Association, has begun the construction of the mothers’ wing of the University of Ghana Hospital.
The GHȼ400,000 extension project will house mothers whose children are on admission at the Hospital.
Tullow Oil Ghana Limited has provided the Association with GHȼ100,000.00 to start the project, while PW Ghana Limited is providing cement and iron rods.
The 18-bed facility consists of five rooms, with VIP room for single men whose children are on admission in the Hospital.
Professor Ernest Aryeetey, the Vice Chancellor of UG, who performed the ground breaking for the project in Accra on Monday, lauded the alumni for coming out with such an initiative.
He said the facility would help alleviate the predicament of mothers whose children were on admission in the Hospital.
Paa Kwesi Yankey, the Chairman of the UG Alumni Association, said mothers whose children happen to be on admission in the Hospital were required to stay around, but unfortunately, there was no specific space for them.
He said the Alumni Association therefore, deemed it fit to provide such a facility to lessen their stress and provide some level of comfort for them.
He further assured that the project would be completed by the end of June to enable Prof Aryeetey commission it, before leaving office as the Vice Chancellor.
Dr Christian K. Amenuveve, the Director of the UG Hospital, expressed his gratitude to the Alumini for coming to the aid of the Hospital.