AGAG supports KNUST Obuasi Campus to expand facilities
Obuasi (Ash), Dec. 05, GNA – The Obuasi Campus, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), has received a cheque for GH¢600, 000 to help refurbish and also expand its facilities.
The cheque, which was donated by the AngloGold Ashanti Ghana (AGAG) in line with its Social Management Plan, is to assist the University to increase its students’ intake at the satellite Campus.
The mining company was instrumental in the establishment of the satellite Campus, and had pledged to sustain its partnership with the University authorities in realizing the objectives for which the facility was set up
Mr. Eric Asubonteng, the Managing Director, AGAG, in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on the sidelines of a presentation ceremony at Obuasi in the Ashanti Region, said educational development issues remained prominent on the company’s Social Management Plan.
Under the Plan, smallholder farmers as well as small and medium-scale enterprises were also being aided to undertake various agro and entrepreneurial-related activities, respectively.
Mr. Asubonteng explained that the overall agenda was to inject vibrancy into the local economy for the wellbeing of the people.
AGAG, according to the Managing Director, was determined to work with stakeholders to diversify the local economy in order to enhance job and wealth creation amongst the citizenry.
Professor Ellis Owusu-Dabo, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, KNUST, receiving the cheque, praised the AGAG for its continuous support, and for believing in the future of the KNUST Obuasi satellite Campus.
He further commended the company for its ambitious educational vision.
“AGAG’s welcoming of KNUST into Obuasi to nurture and mentor students, is a partnership which will benefit many Ghanaians,” the Pro-Vice-Chancellor said.