A large delegation comprising about 70 members of staff from all UHAS campuses, led by Vice Chancellor Prof. Lydia Aziato, turned up in a massive show of support for their colleague Mr. Anthony Asempah, Senior Assistant Registrar at the School of Medicine, who was outdoored as Togbe Buami IX, the new Chief of Gbi-Bla on October 29th. News of Mr. Asempah’s impending royal assignment first hit the UHAS Community on October 22nd when it came to light that he had been captured by kingmakers from his hometown to be sequestered in preparation for his new role, as is the norm.
With his ascension, Togbe Buami IX is now the Number Two regent overseeing the entire Gbi Traditional Area, which includes Hohoe Municipality, where the University’s second largest campus, the Fred N. Binka School of Public Health, is located. On November 10th, his coronation ceremony will take place in Gbi-Bla following final funeral rites for his predecessor, which will take place from November 4th to 6th.
Mr. Asempah joined UHAS in 2014 as an assistant registrar, where he set up the Public Affairs Unit, putting in place structures and processes to ensure that departments and offices of UHAS would integrate public affairs into all levels of planning, which paved the way for the unit to be upgraded to a directorate in 2019. In 2019, he was appointed as the university’s Vocational Training Coordinator, responsible for running the mandatory practical component of the university’s academic programmes; and in 2022, he assumed his current role as Senior Assistant Registrar in charge of administration at the School of Medicine.
In her solidarity message on behalf of UHAS, VC Aziato paid glowing tribute to Mr. Asempah’s work ethic and dedication to UHAS, and wished him success on his royal assignment. The high-level delegation from UHAS included Registrar Ms. Yaa Amankwaa Opuni, Binka School Dean Prof. Paul Amuna, Director of Public Affairs Mrs. Maria Gwira, Director of Audit Mr. Frederick Mahama, plus faculty and staff totaling about 70 from all categories and campuses.