The Directorate of Finance Welfare Association (DoFWA) of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) has officially launched its 30th anniversary celebration with a colourful event.
The well-attended launch, themed: “Sustaining our Integrity and Objectivity in Unity” was chaired by the Provost of the College of Distance Education, Prof. Anokye Mohammed Adam, with a former Pro Vice-Chancellor of UCC, Prof. Dora Francisca Edu-Buandoh, as the Special Speaker.
The event witnessed the popping of champagnes, cutting of the anniversary cake, and a 15-minute documentary chronicling the activities and achievements of the Association over the past 30 years.
The Association also unveiled new T-shirts to mark the anniversary.
The keynote speaker for the occasion, the Director of the Directorate of Academic Planning and Quality Assurance (DAPQA-UCC), Prof. Daniel Agyapong, challenged members of the association to embrace innovation and technology to propel the association to greater heights.
"By fostering the culture of innovation, you ensure your relevance and effectiveness through the dynamic and ever-changing environment within the University,” he added.
Prof. Daniel Agyapong addressing the gathering
Prof. Agyapong urged them to uphold the principles and the code of ethics of their profession to ensure integrity, objectivity, and professional judgement in the execution of their duties.
He also encouraged members to reinforce their commitment to transparent financial practices and ensure accountability at all levels.
Prof. Agyapong reminded members that welfare associations played critical roles in fostering connections amongst individuals across various spheres.
He explained: "Welfare Associations serve as a connective tissue that binds individuals across various spheres. As such, there is the need to delve into the core principles that have been the pillars of the Association and explore how it can elevate a commitment to integrity, objectivity, and unity."
"This celebration should not only mark a milestone but also serve as a turning point in the Association's collective financial commitment," Prof. Agyapong continued.
He emphasized that the Association's financial contribution should be viewed not merely as a responsibility, but as a tangible investment in their shared vision.
Prof. Dora Francisca Edu-Buandoh, the Special Speaker in her address, called on members to ensure unity and integrity within the Association, especially in the wake of the upcoming 2024 general elections.
She urged them to promote solidarity and cooperation among themselves, stressing, "Always remember that there's strength in unity,"
Prof. Dora Francisca Edu-Buandoh
Prof. Edu-Buandoh implored senior members of the Association to groom the younger ones to become the best leaders the Association yearns for.
She further urged the more experienced members of DoFWA to take an active role in the personal and professional development of the up-and-coming young members.
"The seniors should do well to invest and help the juniors become better people," Prof. Edu-Buandoh stated.
Some members of DoFWA at the event
Activities earmarked for the anniversary celebration included; a health walk, seminar, cooking competition, eye screening, excursion and a durbar.
The launch was attended by the Director of Human Resource, Rev Isaac Baafi Sarbeng; the College Registrar of the College of Humanities and Legal Studies, Mr. Ebenezer Aggrey; the College Registrar of the College of Distance Education, Mr. Isaac Nyieku; the College Registrar of the College of Distance Education; Mr. Atta Yeboah-Sarpong, the College Registrar of the College of Education Studies; Mr. Nasir Yaqub Entsie, the Head of Documentation and Information Section, and Mr. Felix Adu-Poku, the Head of Public Relation and Protocol Section, amongst others.
Dignitaries and Members of DoFWA after the launch
Source: Documentation and Information Section-UCC