The Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) Limited donated 150 tables and chairs worth GH¢50,000 to the Akuafo Hall of the University of Ghana, Legon, in support of efforts to renovate the hall to advance academic work of students. ADB Bank provided the furniture in response to a request for assistance made by executives of Akuafo Hall and will help address the deficit in furniture for students of the hall.
The Managing Director of ADB Dr. John Kofi Mensah described the sport as part of the bank’s CSR commitment to help improve the educational welfare of students.
“The bank has provided assistance to the university over the years, and when the Akuafo Hall executives called on us we saw it as a privilege to once again offer financial assistance toward their furniture project, which we know will improve teaching and learning conditions.”Dr. John Kofi Mensah | Managing Director, ADB Bank
Dr. Clement Appah, Hall Master of Akuafo Hall, received the donated furniture and thanked ADB Bank for the assistance, which also ultimately address the needs of students in the university in general and not only Akuafo Hall students. Dr. Appah said the furniture will help alleviate the pressure on living and learning spaces for students and commended ADB for being a long-standing benefactor of Akuafo Hall students. The consistent support from ADB over the years have greatly helped students through their tertiary education, Dr. Appah added.
The Dean of Student Affairs, Prof. Godfred Bopkin, expressed immense appreciation to ADB for the kind gesture while looking forward to more fruitful collaborations in subsequent years.
Hall Longstanding partnership of ADB – Akuafo
The management of Akuafo Hall believes it could support the university by going out to look for funds to address the needs of the hall’s students. Dr. Gladys Ansah, Senior Hall Tutor of Akuafo Hall said Hall Management took advantage of the emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic to assess students’ needs in 2020 while the university was non-operational. The Hall Management wrote to corporate entities to solicit assistance, and ADB, responded favorably. Dr. Appah said Akuafo Hall and ADB shared commonalities of celebrating Ghanaian farmers, which made both organizations great partners.
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