Pro-Vice Chancellor of University of Cape Coast, Professor George K.T Oduro, has challenged the various universities in Ghana to implement initiatives which are aimed at developing society.
According to him, most of the initiatives implemented and monitored by the African societies are done with the welfare of the investors in mind, without due consideration to the contribution of the project to the development of the society.
“We cannot talk about sound economic development of the nation without talking about the role of water and hygiene because we need healthy people to run this economy and make it healthy. I also want to say that universities have come to stage were we cannot do things without careful consideration to what happens in our environment. It does appear that Ghanaians and for that matter, Africans monitor and evaluate projects to satisfy our funders but in addition to satisfying the demands, we also have to consider how it is contributing to our development”.
Speaking at the opening session of a five-day workshop on Monitoring and Evaluation of Water Sanitation and Hygiene Systems (WASH) organized by the Department of Chemistry of University of Cape Coast, for representatives from five Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies, Professor Oduro commended the initiative and encouraged other universities to emulate this act.
He further urged representatives from the participating MMDAs to develop an intricate commitment to the workshop to effectively implement the skills acquired from the workshop in their various MMDAs.
Present for the workshop were representatives from the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly, Accra Metropolitan Assembly, Tamale Metropolitan Assembly, Sunyani Municipal Assembly and Abura Aseibu Kwamankese District.
The workshop is under the theme, Gender Sensitive Monitoring and Evaluation of Wash Activities and Services.
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