Two officials of the National Planning Committee of the Prof. J. E. A. Mills Foundation have called on the Pro Vice Chancellor, Prof. George K. T. Oduro at his office.
The two, Mr. Kofi Totobi-Quakyi and Commodore Steve Obimpeh (rtd.) who were accompanied by another member, Prof. Dora Edu-Buandoh, Dean of Faculty of Arts of the University, were on campus to find out about preparation made so far for the forthcoming Prof. J. E. A. Mills Commemorative Lecture to be held on Monday, July 25, 2016 and decided to call on the the Pro Vice-Chancellor.
Welcoming the guests, Prof. Oduro indicated that the university was very much pleased with its attachment to the Prof. J. E. A. Mill Presidentiaal Library since it has further enhanced its image.
Prof. Oduro assured that management would do everything possible to ensure that the impact of the library was felt throughout the country and even beyond.
“The university appreciates the fact a library to immortalize the memory of an illustrious academic like the late J. E.A. Mills here in Cape Coast”.
He commended Mr. Totobi –Quakyi who is an alumnus of the university for his tremendous support to UCC saying “We acknowledge the help of our eminent alumnus, he has committed himself to the cause of the university all this while”.
Mr. Totobi-Quakyi said it was always a pleasure to return to his own university and was happy that the university has grown in all dimensions.
He said the project has been long in coming but was happy for the progress so far made. “I am very happy that it been established in the “spiritual home of the late Prof.”.
Mr. Totobi-Quakyi said even though this is the 4th in the series of the lectures, in terms of stature the UCC programme would be the highest adding that “In Ghana some lectures run for only once or twice and fizzles out, but to have the 4th means that this one has come to stay”.
The University of Cape Coast, the John Evans Atta Mills Centre for Law and Government, Ghana Institute of Public Administration (GIMPA) and the planning Committee under the auspices of the Government of Ghana will be inaugurating the John Evans Atta Mills Presidential Library by His Excellency the President of the Republic of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama on Monday, July 25, 2016.
The inauguration would be followed by the 4th John Evans Atta Mills Commemorative Lecture on the theme “Atta Mills, the Servant Leader” to be delivered by her Excellency Joyce Bandah, former President of Malawi at the UCC Main Auditorium at 3:00pm.