Vice-President Launches UCC Diamond Club

The Vice-President of the Republic of Ghana, Mr. Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has launched the prestigious Diamond Club of the University of Cape Coast at a grand ceremony at Labadi Beach Hotel.

The Diamond Club which is a strategic thrust of the University is aimed at recognising some key stakeholders by providing a platform for harnessing ideas and mobilising resources to help develop UCC. The Diamond Club, an initiative of the current Vice-Chancellor, Prof. D. D. Kuupole is made up of individuals in Business, Academia, Finance, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Tourism, Law and Politics who have a track record of tremendous achievements at the highest levels in their respective professions.

Speaking at the function, Mr. Amissah-Arthur noted that the challenges that confront the nation does not require only the support of Government but also the mobilisation of resources from different sources to develop human capital requirements. He pointed out that “It is the responsibility of Universities to graduate students who can match their counterparts from other parts of the world, and can also apply their knowledge to solve pressing needs of our societies. He therefore expressed the belief that the UCC Diamond Club will live up to the challenge by positioning the University for growth, development and excellence.

The Vice-President stated that for the youth to compete effectively in today's globalised economy, there was the need to develop new ways of training them. He indicated that today's graduates should not only be adequately trained in their chosen fields of study, but they must be equipped with the knowledge, skills set and leadership qualities that are relevant to the constantly changing needs of the modern global economy.

Delivering an address at the function, the Vice-Chancellor Prof. D. D. Kuupole, said the UCC determination to create presence among her publics and the global community and to keep its promise as the University of Competitive Choice in Ghana and beyond consider it crucial to constantly seek alternative ways to respond to changing needs. He indicated that the rapid expansion in the constituent units of the University with its resultant drain on scarce resources needed to be addressed by finding creative solutions. He further said that UCC in conformity with its Corporate Strategic thrust of aggressively developing linkages with local and foreign institutions and partnership with industry, has over the years, established key partnerships with various institutions, corporate bodies as well as individuals to pursue development in areas that have prospects of strategic academic and economic interest to both parties.

Prof. Kuupole pointed out that UCC consider the formation of the Diamond Club as strategic thrust aimed at giving recognition to the most supportive stakeholders and providing a platform for harnessing ideas and mobilising resources to help develop the University of Cape Coast.
Later, pioneer members of the UCC Diamond Club were inducted at the function.
Members of the Diamond Club include the following;

Dr. Sir Sam Esoun Jonah

Chancellor, University of Cape Coast

Nana Sam Brew-Butler


Chairman of Council, University of Cape Coast

Prof. D. D. Kuupole

Vice-Chancellor, University of Cape Coast

Hon. Mrs. P. Arhin-Koranchie

MCE, Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly

Mr. Stephen Ntim

MD, Espan Co. Limited

Mr. John Colin Villars

MD, Camelot Gh. Limited

Mr. Bart Dorrestein

Chairman/President, Legacy Hotels-South Africa

Mr. Millisson Narh

Deputy Governor, Bank of Ghana

Mr. Bennett Akantoa

MD, Cocoa Marketing Company

Mr. Kofi Totobi Quakye


Dr. Kwame Amuah

MD, Dunkeld Place, South Africa

Hon. Ebo Barton-Odro

MP, Cape Coast North

Mr. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah

CEO, Brownstone Capital

Hon Kweku Rickets-Hagan

MP, Cape Coast South

Dr. Gibrine Adam

Managing Director, EPP Book Servies

Mr. Kwadwo Sarfo Jnr.

CEO, Kantanka Automobile

Mr. Abraham Amaliba, Esq.

Legal Practitioner

Prof. Abjulganiyu Ambani

Vice-Chancellor, University of Ilorin

Mr. Abedi Ayew Pele

CEO, Nania FC

Hon. Raship Pelpuo

Minister of State at the Presidency

HRN Eze Dr. Amb. Chukwudi J. Ihenetu

Chief of Igbos in Ghana

Prof. Nii Narku Quaynor

MD, Network Computer Systems

Mr. Alex Asiedu       

Almas Tower

Prof. Tobie de Coning

Chire Dir. Strategic Initiatives, Stellenbosch Univ. South Africa

Miss Juliet Asante  

CEO, Eagle Production Limited

Mr. Alex Kwabena Sarpong

Sakoa Press Ltd

Amb. Kwesi Ahwoi 

Ghana’s Embassy in South Africa

Mr. Kwame Bentum-Ahiadekey   

MD, Melgrep Co. Ltd.

Mr. Gorkel Obro-Adibo       

MD, Global Wings

Mr. Sefa Kayi           

Broadcast Journalist, Peace FM

Mr. Michael Wilson 


Mr. Delanyo Ayee Quayson          

Head, HR, uniBank Gh.

Madam Akua Aboabea Aboah     

Executive Director, Sambus

Mr. Robert L. Lehunte        

MD, HFC Bank Ghana

Dr. Paul Fynn          

President, Wisconsin University College

Madam Ursula Tawiah       


Snr. Export Dev. Officer, Min. of Trade and Industry

Dr. Joseph Okine-Afrane  

Dep. MD, Prudential Bank

Mr. Oliver Andrews 

Chief Investment Officer, African Finance Cooperation

Mr. Henry O. Tackie

MD, Tacoa Const. Co. Ltd.

Mrs. Cecilia Kwofie 

MD, Damod Aluminium Co.

Mr. Alfred Amo-Darkoh      

Head of Audit, Tema Oil Refinery

Madam Gifty P. Boahene  

MD, Fairgreen Ltd.

Mr. Bassam Elhusseini      

MD, Ultimate Suppliers Ltd.

Mr. Leonid A. Dei    

MD, Novobuild Ltd

Maj. Ben Donkor

Member of Council UCC

Michael Arthur-Dadzie       

Legal Practitioner, Baduwa Consult       

Mr. Ekow Nkrumah Bentum          

MD, Kings Furniture Co.

Rev. Dr. G. Dawson-Amoah         


Dr. Paul Effah         

President, Radford University College

Rev. Prof. Emmanuel K. Larbi      

President, Regent University College

Prof. Kwame B. Omane-Antwi

President, Pan African University College





Rev. Prof. Samuel K. Agyepong  

Former Vice-Chancellor, UCC

Rev. Prof. E. Adow-Obeng

Former Vice-Chancellor, UCC

Hon. Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang

Minister of Education, Ghana

Prof. Kobina Yankson       

Former Pro-Vice-Chancellor, UCC

Prof. Haruna Yakubu         

Former Pro-Vice-Chancellor, UCC

Prof. John Nelson Buah   

Pro-Vice-Chancellor, UCC

Mr. John Kofi Nyan


Rev. Prof. Harold Amonoo-Kuofi 

Provost, UCC

Prof. George K. T. Oduro   

Provost, UCC

Prof. Samuel Yeboah Mensah     

Provost, UCC

rof. Stephen B. Kenide      

Provost, UCC

Prof. Joseph Ghartey-Ampiah      

Provost, UCC