Republic Bank, a subsidiary of Republic Financial Holdings Limited, has officially handed over the horticultural landscape of the JB Danquah Avenue Boulevard to management of the University in a short ceremony held at its campus.
Construction of the JB Danquah Avenue landscape at the university campus came following a MoU signed in 2017 by the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, and the Managing Director of Republic Bank Ghana, Mr. Anthony Jordan.
In brief remarks, Mr. Jordan expressed his excitement in handing over the project to the University of Ghana.
He acknowledged that landscaping architecture has become important due to increasing global consciousness on preservation of the earth. Replanting and maintenance, he opined, is a positive step in making the environment attractive and tackling climate change and the maintenance of nature.
Mr. Jordan commended the university for its strides in greening the environment. According to him, greening an environment requires passion, dedication, patience and regular maintenance. He is optimistic of more future partnerships between the University of Ghana and Republic Bank Ghana.
Prof. Ebenezer Oduro-Owusu, Vice-Chancellor, in brief remarks expressed profound gratitude to Republic Bank for the gift and its commitment in ensuring success for the UG boulevard project. He noted that the project is a gift that is cherished by the university, as it falls in line with its mission of creating an enabling environment that makes the University of Ghana increasingly relevant to national and global development through cutting-edge research as well as high quality teaching and learning.
In emphasising the importance of a green environment, Prof. Oduro Owusu opined that any institution or nation that does not take good care of its environment is destined for doom, and hence has no future. According to the Vice-Chancellor, any organisation’s future lies in the way it manages its environment.
Prof. Oduro Owusu finally assured Republic Bank of the University’s readiness to strengthen the relationship and partnership between the two institutions.