Officials of both the University of Cape Coast and uniBank have inspected facilities at the Resource Centre for Alternative Media and Assistive Technology (R-CAMAT) at the basement of the main library.
Mr. Julius Braimah, officer-in-charge of the facility conducted the officials round the facility.
Unibank provided an amount of GH ¢43, 000 for the purchase of computers and accessories for use by the visually impaired and other physically challenged students of the university.
Speaking after the inspection tour of the facility, Vice-Chancellor, Prof. D. D. Kuupole said the physically challenged needed to be supported so that after their training they could be on their own to earn meaningful incomes for a decent livelihood. He indicated that he was particularly excited that “They can do something once God has endowed them with brains”. He thanked the bank for their generosity and gave the assurance that the facility would be put to good use and taken good care of to serve longer generations.
Head of New Business at the Bank’s Head Office, Mr. Richard Osei Anane said the donation is an indication of the banks' belief in Ghanaian institution for the provision of the best of training to the youth. He said whatever they have a profit from their operations; Unibank would not hesitate to use part of it to provide support, especially to the vulnerable of the society.
He was particularly happy that the students are ready to help train others who unfortunately suffer a similar fate as theirs. He called on staff of the facility to adopt good maintenance culture for the machines to serve many more students in the future.
Present at the ceremony was the Registrar, Mr. John K. Nyan, Librarian, Mr. Clement Entsua-Mensah, Director of Centre for International Education, Prof. Rosemond Boohene and other officials of both the library and Unibank.