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Regional News Wed, 31 Dec 2003

GetFund procures vehicles for UCC

Cape Coast, Dec. 31, GNA- The University of Cape Coast(UCC) on Wednesday received five Toyota pick-ups valued at about 27 ,000 dollars each from the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GetFund). This is part of the Fund's allocation of 22 billion cedis for the University this year.

Receiving the keys to the vehicles, the Vice-Chancellor of the UCC, Reverend Professor Emmanuel Adow Obeng, urged public universities in the country to jealously protect the GETFund because "it is the hen that lays the golden egg".

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He said the GETFund has been of immense help to the University in the area of infrastructure development and 7.5 billion cedis of the 22 billion cedis, was being spent for the provision of infrastructure development to be completed next year.

Since 2001, projects the university has benefited from under the Fund include the construction of two hostels and a large lecture theatre and that next year, the sod would be cut for the construction of new buildings for schools of Business, Agriculture and Languages. He tasked the universities to endeavour to send their requirements to the Getfund for consideration. Mr. Wilson Tei, chairman of the finance committee of the GETFund, who presented the vehicles, appealed to the university authorities to maintain them regularly for it to last long. He said apart from financing infrastructure, the Fund would also continue to provide vehicles to institutions to perform well.

Source: GNA
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