Founder and Leader of the Atta Mills Institute, Samuel Koku Anyidoho has launched a campaign to have the University of Health and Allied Sciences named after Late President John Atta Mills.
According to him, Atta Mills established the University despite attempt by some persons to “usurp” the credit of Mills establishing the University by Atta Mills.
“University of Health & Allied Sciences in Ho, should be named after President Atta-Mills because he established it and no one can dispute it. No attempt by any impostor nor usurper in any green/red/yellow book can erase the facts of whose visionary leadership established UHAS.” He wrote.
“After President Atta-Mills established UHAS, he appointed Professor Kofi Anyidoho as the first Chairman of the Governing Council of the University. This one too, no, green/yellow/pink/blue book can change this fact of history.” He added.
Koku Anyidoho took a swipe at the NDC Greenbook for claims Mahama built certain projects which were clearly projects of late President Atta Mills under whom Mahama was a Vice president.
This renaming conversation comes at a time During the 75th Anniversary Thanksgiving Service of the University of Ghana when President Akufo-Addo hinted that in the future, the University of Ghana could potentially be renamed after Joseph Boakye (J.B.) Danquah.
He said this was as a tribute to his unwavering determination and pivotal role in galvanizing the Ghanaian populace to establish the university.
The president eulogized the role and the extensive lobbying spearheaded by J.B Danquah whom he said renaming the institution after him will not be out of place.
He argued that in an environment or society that prioritizes historical accuracy and the preservation of records, such a gesture would not be opposed.
“It will be wholly appropriate and not at all far-fetched, to describe Joseph Boakye Dankwa as the founder of this university. A fact which on the 75th anniversary of its existence should be vividly recalled by all of us who have been and are beneficiaries of his work.
“Indeed, in many other jurisdictions where there is less heat in their politics and more attachment to the fact of historical record, it would not have been out of place to have this university named after him. Who knows, one day it may well happen.”