Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Professor Ebenezer Oduro-Owusu on Friday August 24 2018 hosted members of the Green Project, particularly, those engaged in the tree planting exercise under the Grounds and Environment Unit of the University of Ghana to a lunch reception at his residence.
The lunch reception was to appreciate the contribution of the staff in championing the Vice-Chancellor’s Green Project.
The Green Project, which was launched by Professor Oduro-Owusu in November 2016 seeks to beautify and green the University campus.
Giving details of the Green Project at the lunch reception, the Co-Chair of the Green Team, Dr. Benjamin Ofori explained that his unit had been tasked to plant over 6,000 trees on the Legon campus of the University of Ghana in a bid to improve upon the beauty of the Campus.
He further explained that they were to ensure that waste generated on the University of Ghana were segregated and biodegraded to produce compost for the tree planting exercise.
Speaking to the curator for the Grounds and Environmental Health, Mr. Philip Quaye after the lunch reception, he expressed happiness at the Vice-Chancellor’s decision to host them.
According to him, the Vice-Chancellor’s recognition of their efforts will go a long way in motivating them to do better.
“We are happy about this and it will motivate us to further the vision of the vice chancellor in greening the University of Ghana campus. We appeal to the entire community to join us in keeping the environment clean and also maintain the tree seedling” – he said
Also in attendance at the lunch reception were the Registrar of the University, Mrs. Mercy Haizel-Ashia, Provost of the College of Humanities, Professor Samuel Agyei Mensah, Provost of the College of Basic and Applied Sciences; Professor Daniel Asiedu, the Director of the Institute of Environmental and Sanitation Studies and Co-Chair of the Green team; Professor Chris Gordon among others.
Credit: Eddie Sekyere Jnr.