University Of Ghana Medical School 1976 year Alumni Celebrates 40th Re-Union

By Alex Boafo

The 1976 Alumni of the University of Ghana Medical School has celebrated its 40th Re-Union in Accra over the week of the 12th to 17th September. The celebration coincided with the Annual Fiesta Conference of the Ghana College of Physician and Surgeons. The week-long celebration involved a Roll Call meeting on Tuesday the 13th evening at the Jam Rock Restaurant, a Lunch meeting with the Dean at the Medical School on Thursday the 15th, a Dinner Dance at the Best Western Hotel on Saturday night, a Church service at the Ridge Church on Sunday. It all culminated in a luncheon networking and feedback session at the Coconut Grove.

At the roll Call meeting, Dr. Kweku Enin welcomed the class members and thanked the organizing committee (Drs Hetty Asare, Ken Ofosu Baako and Gepi Attee) for its work. It was an exciting evening setting the stage for a most spectacular week. At the Meeting with the Dean, the group donned in their T shirts (courtesy of Dr. Oracca Tetteh), donated $10,000 (Ten thousand Dollars) to the Medical School to be used as seed money for setting up an Endowment Fund for the school. It is hoped that other Alumni will donate to the concept of Endowment Fund to make it a reality.

The class promised to make further annual contributions. The Dean of the Medical School, Dr. Margaret Lartey expressed her sincere gratitude and said she would collaborate with Alumni to make the school the best it could be.

The Dinner Dance was most interesting with the Rambling Vibes providing live music and with dancing moves reminiscent of the 70’s. A recognition award was presented to Dr. Kwame Aniapam Boafo for his incredible community work.

At the Networking Luncheon session, Dr. Etse Dagadu was voted as the President of the Diasporians and Dr. Tuffuor Kwarteng of the Ghana group. A book (The Tree Under Which You Sit) written by Aku Kwamie, daughter of Dr. YK Kwamie was introduced. Other Alumni present were Drs Hodasi, Emmanuel Akoto, Paa Smith, Samuel Debrah and Kwaku Tettey)

In all of these Pastor Dr. Edward Osei offered the opening and closing prayers. A most interesting gathering honoring the Ghana Medical School.