The Africa Centre of Excellence in Coastal Resilience (ACECoR), has handed over two 4×4 brand new Nissan Navara pickups to the Procurement Section and the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit of the University of Cape Coast (UCC).
The vehicles, which were each purchased at a cost of GH¢ 670,000, were meant to assist in the day-to-day running of the beneficiary offices.
The presentation of the vehicles, assembled by Nissan in Ghana, was done at the forecourt of the Emmanuel Addow Obeng Central Administration on Friday, September 15, 2023.
The donated vehicles for the two offices
Making the presentation, the Director of ACECoR, Prof. Denis Aheto, said the gesture formed part of the Centre’s commitment to support the activities of the University.
He said the two offices continue to play crucial roles to support the growth of the University, stressing that that the vehicles would motivate their staff to discharge their duties to the best of their abilities.
Prof. Aheto entreated the beneficiaries to ensure that the vehicles were not only maintained but also used for the intended purpose.
He seized the opportunity to thank management of the University for its continuous support to the ACECoR Project.
The Registrar of UCC, Mr. Jeff Onyame, who took delivery of the vehicles, said the donation was timely and very much welcomed.
Cutting of tape to unveil the vechicle for Procurement Section
On behalf of the management of UCC, he thanked ACECoR for the donation which he noted would go a long way to support the operations of the beneficiary offices.
Mr. Onyame said management alone could not provide all the logistics to units, sections and departments of the University and appealed to other internally generated entities in the University and other corporate bodies to emulate the example set by ACECoR.
The Registrar urged the beneficiaries to pay particular attention to the proper maintenance of the vehicles to prolong their lifespan.
The Head of the Procurement Section, Mr. Nicolas Ampofo, on his part, expressed gratitude to ACECoR and added that the donation was a confidence booster for the two offices to do more for the University.
He assured the Registrar and the management of ACECoR that the vehicles received would be put to good use and properly maintained.
Present at the presentation were the Provost of the College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences, Prof. Moses Eghan; the Dean, School of Biological Sciences, Prof. Aaron Tettey Asare, Director, Consular and General Services, Mrs. Alberta Yaa Graham, Director of Public Affairs, Major Kofi Baah-Bentum, a section of staff from the Central Administration and ACECoR.
Source: Documentation and Information Section-UCC