AngloGold Ashanti Ghana made a gift of GHC600,000 to the new Obuasi Campus of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). The donated funds will supporting the university’s expansion and refurbishment projects on existing buildings to enable the university accommodate fresh students for the 2020/2021 academic year. With its current student population of 300, the new KNUST-Obuasi Campus is looking to expand its capacity to admit more students and the university prepares to introduce new programs of study.

The Managing Director of Anglogold Ashanti Ghana Mr. Eric Asubonteng reiterated the company’s commitment to education, which he described as a prominent feature in the company’s Social Management Plan. Mr. Asubonteng said the gift was part of honoring the commitment of Anglogold Ashanti Ghana to support the establishment and development of the only University campus in the Adansi Traditional Area. He also noted that the establishment of the KNUST-Obuasi Campus was testament to the promise of collaboration between the public and private sector, which was demonstrated by the company’s relationship with the Obuasi Municipal Assembly and KNUST.

Pro Vice-Chancellor of KNUST Prof. Ellis Owusu-Dabo received the cheque and thanked the Anglogold Ashanti Ghana for the company’s continued support for the Obuasi statellite campus since its establishment in 2019. Prof. Owusu Dabo said the donated funds will be allocated to the refurbishment of the School’s auditorium and classroom facilities. He commended management of AGAG for their bold educational vision. He noted that the new campus will also serve other Ghanaians who live outside of Obuasi.

Credits: | Christopher Sam