On Tuesday, June 6, 2023, President Akufo-Addo commissions the recently built structure, which will house the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital’s Department of Psychiatry.
Squadron Leader Melody Danquah, a trailblazing woman who made history as the first female military pilot in sub-Saharan Africa in the 1960s, is honored by this magnificent structure, which houses both the University of Ghana Medical School and Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.
President Akufo-Addo stated that her tale serves as motivation for people of all walks of life, including those who struggle with mental illness and those who endure, prosper, and realize their full potential.
The Melody has a conference room, a lecture hall for students, faculty offices for research, a calm waiting area that is helpful for teaching and learning, chic consulting rooms, therapy rooms, a treatment room, a pharmacy, and an observation room.
According to Nana Akufo-Addo, the structure stands for a lovely collaboration between public and private entities.
It demonstrates what can be accomplished when specialists collaborate with the business sector and the latter awakens to its duties. And as a result of this relationship, the government’s dedication to improving mental healthcare in Ghana is strengthened, President Akufo-Addo said.
“This impressive structure, which serves both the University of Ghana Medical School and Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, stands as a tribute to the memory of Squadron Leader Melody Danquah, a trailblazing woman, who made history as the first female military pilot in sub-Saharan Africa in the 1960s. Her story serves as an inspiration not only to those living with mental illness, but also to those who persevere, thrive and achieve their fullest potential in life” president also posted this on his Facebook wall.
“This building symbolizes a beautiful partnership between public institutions and the private sector. It shows what can be achieved when the experts sit with the private sector and the private sector becomes alive to its responsibilities. And this partnership then deepens Government’s commitment to advancing mental healthcare in Ghana” he added.