By Julius K. Satsi, GNA
Accra, Nov. 25, GNA – The HFC Bank has supported the University of Ghana (UG) to launch the redesigning and soft landscaping of the J.B Danquah Avenue as part of the Vice Chancellor’s Green Project.
Dr Benjamin D. Ofori, the Co-chair of the Vice Chancellor’s Green Project, said it was to make the University cleaner and beautiful.
He said in October, this year, the UG and the HFC Bank Limited signed a Memorandum of Understanding to engage themselves for a mutual benefit towards making the environment more healthy and welcoming.
Dr ofori said the project, which starts from the main gate of the University to the Akuafo Hall Round About, was sponsored by the HFC Bank and would be executed by Next Era Infrastructure Limited.
He said: « Works are expected to be completed in six months and we appeal to the University Community to bear with us, as traffic is redirected when necessary. »
Mr Anthony Jordan, the Managing Director of HFC Bank Limited, said the sponsorship of the redesigning and soft landscaping of the J.B Danquah Avenue formed part of the Bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility.
« I am impressed about the level of importance the leadership of the University has attached to the greening and the beatification of the University, » he said.
He said the beatification project proposal came at the right time because the project coincided with the HFC Bank CSR agenda in supporting a cleaner Ghana.
Mr Jordan reiterated the commitment of the HFC Bank to the beatification project just as it was committed to building successful communities.
Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, the Vice-Chancellor, said the green project was aimed at training the students of the University on how to conserve the environment in a sanitised way.
He said as the President was committed to making Ghana the cleanest city in Africa, it was befitting that the premier University of the country led the path by making the University the cleanest.
He said ensuring environmental sanitation in the community meant the shaping of the mindset and attitude of the people towards that goal.
Professor Oduro Owusu said the University had targeted to plant about 1500 trees for the Project adding that 300 coconut and oil palm trees had been planted.