The University of Ghana Alumni Association (UGAA), in collaboration with alumni from various Ghanaian universities, Saturday held a unity health walk in Accra to raise awareness about the importance of partnerships to achieve common goals.
The alumni of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), Methodist University, the University of Cape Coast, and Central University participated.
The 10-kilometer walk, dubbed; ‘Alumni Connect’ aimed at strengthening unity, networking among graduates and enhance steps towards collective national development.
The participants converged at the UG Alumni Office and walked through some principal streets of Legon.
Madam Doris Ansah, the Chairperson of UGAA, told the Ghana News Agency that the exercise was the first to be organised by the Association to contribute towards Ghana’s developmental agenda.
It aimed to bring all alumni of the various universities together to network and share ideas to achi
eve common goals, she said. Mr Francis Dadzie, the President of the UPSA Global Alumni, said aside politicians, the professionals must also have a forum to speak on national development issues and measures to be adopted to solve Ghana’s challenges.
‘We must have professionals who can offer independent ideas,’ he said.
Madam Jemima Owusu-Baah, the Global Executive Member of KNUST Alumni, said the KNUST ‘Day of Giving’ was recently launched, in collaboration with other alumni, to provide a 2000-bed hostel facility to address the accommodation challenges.
‘We also have our Endowment Fund, which we are contributing to it, there are other projects the school is embarking on and the Alumni want to be part of it; to give back to our alma mater’.
Source: Ghana News Agency