HISTORY OF GHANA PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS ASSOCIATION


BRIEF HISTORY OF THE GHANA PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT ASSOCIATION

The Ghana Physician Assistants Association formerly known as the Ghana Medical Assistants Association has been in existence for over four (4) decades and had had many leaders.
Prior to 1996 Delegates’ congress in Koforidua at Eredec Hotel , Mr. Divine Kudjinu and Mr. Agyemfra , President and General Secretary respectively, and others of blessed memory steered the affairs of the Association.
The Delegates’ Conference held in 1996 at Koforidua led to the election of the following as executives:
  • Mr. Agyemfra-   President
  • Mr. Ralph Dagoe- VicePresident
  • Mr. Tebbi – General Secretary
  • Mr. Dorho – General Vice Secretary
  • Mr. Isaac Lamptey – Public Relations Officer
  • Mr. Oppong –  Financia lSecretary and
  • Miss Korantema –  Treasurer
The newly elected officers in 1996 had their own mistrusts for each other with the allegations of financial mismanagement by some officers.
This led to internal strives which affected the organisation of Delegates’ Conference to elect new leaders until 2005 when there was a revolution which led to a Delegates’Conference in 2005 at  the Crystal Rose Hotel in Kumasi – Ashanti Region.
The said revolution led to the election of the following as National Officers in 2005:
  • Mr .  Ralph Dagoe – President,
  • Mr.    Alfred Imoro Azumah – Vice President
  • Mr.    Johnson Chiriga – General Secretary
  • Mr.   Osman Abdullai Norgah – General Vice Secretary
  • Mrs.  Paulina Klutse – Treasurer (Late)
  • Mr.    AlhajiMusah – Financial Secretary (Late)
  • Mr.    Johnson Asante – PRO
In 2007 at Radach Hotel in Tamale, Northern Region, Mr.Ralph Dagoe stepped down on account of executive wranglingand Mr.Alfred Imoro Azumah was unanimously moved to be the
President and Mr. Isaac Lamptey asked by unanimous acclamation to be the VicePresident.
However, in 2008, the association could not hold an Annual General Conference because of financial constraints.

The Ghana Physician Assistants Association formerly known as the Ghana Medical Assistants Association has been in existence for over four (4) decades and had had many leaders.

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