Out-going USAID Mission Director Confers with Pro-Vice-Chancellor

Mr. Andrew Karas, the out-going United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Mission Director for Ghana, has paid a courtesy call on the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. George K. T. Oduro. He noted that the purpose of his visit to the Central Region was to inspect projects initiated by USAID and decided to call on the University to also check on the projects initiated by the Mission at the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Mr. Karas, who has been called home after a four-year duty tour to Ghana, indicated that USAID had initiated many developmental projects in the country, especially in the areas of agriculture, governance, water and sanitation, economic growth, education, and health. He expressed joy at the warm reception accorded him and described University of Cape Coast (UCC) as the leading institution in Ghana. “I know that UCC is a leading institution in Ghana for many reasons especially in the areas of fisheries, education, among others, and USAID is proud of that,” he noted. For his part, Prof. George K.T. Oduro, expressed gratitude to USAID/Ghana for its continued development assistance in Ghana, while describing the partnership between USAID and UCC as ‘flashy’. He stressed that the partnership had increased the visibility of the University and gave assurance that the University would wish to renew the agreement at the end of the project to deepen the partnership. Prof. Oduro commended Mr. Andrew Karas for his hard work in the country. He expressed optimism that the Mission Director would be good ambassador of the University wherever he goes and would never forget Ghana and UCC. “…You will be an ambassador to the University of Cape Coast wherever you go”, he said.