WATCH: LOCAL NEWS: 3 New Universities Receive 4 New Vehicles Each From Government (Videos+Pics)
The Government of Ghana through the Ministry of Education has presented 4 new vehicles each to 3 new universities to assist the Institutions in operate effectiveness.
The beneficiary Universities include; SD Dombo University of Business and Integrated Development Studies (SDD-UBIDS); CK Tedam University of Technology and Applied Sciences (CKT-UTAS); and University of Environment and Sustainable Development (UESD).
Presenting the vehicles on behalf of the government, Minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh said the vehicles were provided as part of government’s resourcing plan for the new universities.
He further stated that this follows assurances he gave at the inauguration of their Governing Councils and Interim Key Officers, since the universities identified the means of transport among the most of their immediate needs.
In addition to the vehicles, the sector Minister explained that each university has received GHS1.5 Million to cater for basic logistics needs.
“This initial funding is sourced from allocations made under GETFund to provide for the most urgent logistics requirements, while government makes provision for adequate funding for their medium to long term needs” he said.
Dr. Prempeh emphasized that government expects the universities to use these resources efficiently and most effectively. “We expect you to be innovative yourselves and resourceful as the universities takeoff so that you can complement government’s efforts.”
He continued, “most of all, we want you to focus on ensuring a smooth takeoff and to keep the universities on a growth path consistent with the mandates given you.”
Speaking on behalf of the three universities, the Vice Chancellor of the CK Tedam University of Technology and Applied Sciences (CKT-UTAS), Prof. Eric Wilmot, thanked government for the gesture and assured the Minister of a sound maintenance culture for the vehicles.
He further assured him that they will work with the NCTE to ensure their institutions will become pace setters.
The four vehicles comprised a Toyota Land Cruiser, two Toyota Land Cruiser Prado and a Toyota Hilux pickup.
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Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith