Korle-Bu goes traditional to mark Ghana Month

Korle-Bu goes traditional to mark Ghana Month

A section of the staff in traditional wear

 The Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH), has held series of activ­ities to commemorate its 100th anniversary and also mark the Ghana Month celebration.

The CEO of  Korle-Bu  Dr Opoku  Ware-Amponsah and his Executive Assistant Madam Bernice Ofosu in their traditional wear
The CEO of Korle-Bu Dr Opoku Ware-Amponsah and his Executive Assistant Madam Bernice Ofosu in their traditional wear

The event saw members of staff dressed in traditional wear and others in their school wears.

On the menu was rich local cuisines including waakye, gari and beans, popularly known as ‘gobɛ’, kenkey and fish, banku and okro, tuo zaafi with snack such as sobolo, asana, lamugin, adunle, egg and pepper.

Speaking to The Spectator, the Pub­lic Relations Officer (PRO) of the hospi­tal, Mustapha Salifu said the day was to help staff identify with their roots and generate excitement among them.

Some staff of Korle-Bu in their traditional wear
Some staff of Korle-Bu in their traditional wear

He said first and second Fridays in the month of March were days staff use to go ‘old school and also repre­sent your region.’

 According to Mr Salifu, the hospi­tal as part of its year-long centenary celebration would embark on a clean-up exercise and a medical outreach as part of efforts to give back to the soceity.

Mr  Salif(right)  and other staff of the Public Relations Unit
Mr Salif(right) and other staff of the Public Relations Unit

“There will be a homecoming cer­emony for all former trainees’ staff, and children born in the hospital and all clients of the facility,” the PRO said.

It was fun galore as members of staff took to the dance floor
It was fun galore as members of staff took to the dance floor

He said later in the year, the hospi­tal will organise an innovation summit – where all innovations in the various departments would be outdoored, adding that there would also be in­ter-agency fun games, public lectures, staff awards and a quiz on the history of the hospital.

Some staff in their Senior High School  attire
Some staff in their Senior High School attire

Mr Salifu said currently there was a project also known as “adopt a ward campaign” where individuals or organi­sations can adopt and renovate a ward adding that about 30 wards had been identified for the campaign.

 By Jemima Esinam Kuatsinu

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