The Managing Director of the HFC Bank, Mr. Robert Le Hunte has called on Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah to congratulate him on his appointment as the Vice-Chancellor of the University.
The visit was also to explore ways of deepening the existing relationship between the bank and the University. HFC Bank is the largest bank with Diaspora investment in the continent with equity worth more than $1.5bn.
It is for this reason that, the managing director indicated that, the bank was ready to partner the University to develop infrastructure for both staff and students. He said HFC was interested in providing financial support for projects on campus especially those that fall within the vision Vice-Chancellor. “It is important for us to help any educational institution to grow so they can develop the human resource of the country”.
Mr. Le Hunte said the doors of the bank were wide open to the University to support any projects on campus.
Responding, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ghartey Ampiah asked the bank to come up with a proposal on what they have on offer for the University to see the way forward. “We can collaborate in many other areas but you have to tell us what you can offer first’.
On the banks desire to go into the provision of hostels, Prof. Ampiah said the two institutions could explore the Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) idea to make it a win-win situation for all. In a response to the bank’s request for space to operate on campus, Prof. Ampiah said the University would look at its enclave for banks to determine how best it could be of help in that direction.
Present at the meeting were the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. George K. T. Oduro; Registrar, Mr. John Kofi Nyan and Director of Finance, Mrs. Elizabeth Obese.