USAID Pays Working Visit to University of Cape Coast

Mr. Kevin Sharp, the Director of the Economic Growth Office and Mr. Justice Odoi (Environmental Officer) paid a half day working visit to the University of Cape Coast and the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences on the 24th November, 2015. The two were welcomed by the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Prof. John Nelson Buah and some members of the Project Management Board at the Council Chamber of the university. There were brief exchanges and discussions on the current state of the project and advancements made so far. The Pro Vice-Chancellor used the opportunity to thank USAID for finding UCC the most appropriate place for the project and expressed his appreciation for USAID’s collaboration with the University. He affirmed the University’s commitment to producing results to enhance the relations between the two institutions. He also reiterated the competence of the Project team and asked for the partnership to be driven by good purpose on both sides to help achieve project goals. Mr. Kevin Sharp mentioned that the University had a good reputation, which led his predecessor to partner with UCC on the on-going project. He said he was very happy USAID was offering postgraduate scholarships in the University of Cape Coast (UCC) and also commented on USAID’s readiness to support in all aspects of the Project to get things on the right course. “There is a steep learning curve with USAID reporting system and we are ready to support in the learning process especially in the financial reporting system”, said the Director. In attendance was the Dean of the School of Biological Sciences Prof. Johnson Boampong, the Project Manager Dr. Denis Aheto. Also Prof. John Blay, the Coordinator of the Centre for Coastal Management and Dr. Noble Asare, M & E Coordinator of the Project were in attendance. The Director took time to inspect some facilities of the project followed by other separate meetings with the academic staff as well as undergraduate and post graduate students of the Department. Source: DFAS, UCC