As part of their aim to unite women in the University, the UENR Ladies Association has embarked on Skills Training in detergent making for its members. In its role in helping the fight against the COVID-19 Pandemic, the association has donated to the university over sixty gallons of detergents at a presentation ceremony in front of the administration. Mrs. Mary Yebo-Okrah, a member of the association, presented the items to the Vice-Chancellor – Prof. Elvis Asare-Bediako on behalf of the association and revealed that the association hopes to carry out similar activities in the future to help promote the vision of the Vice-Chancellor.
UENR Ladies Association is an all-female group of the University that seeks to unite all women in the University, empower them to develop their leadership, management, and competencies by enhancing their professional, spiritual, socio-economic, physical, and cultural well-being; and reaching out to the vulnerable and undertake outreach programmes in the wider community.
As part of his strategic thrusts, which is to Increase income generation and enhancement of efficient and prudent management of resources to achieve financial sustainability, the Vice-Chancellor, pledged his full support by patronizing products of the association and assured them of his assistance to support them in mass production for the University and the entire region as a whole. “It is important to support ladies because when you support ladies you support families,” he said.
In his closing remarks, the Vice-Chancellor promised a collaboration with UENR Enterprise upon successful registration of the association. This he said, will make products legal for mass production thereby increasing Internally Generated Funds (IGF) which is in line with his vision.
Others present at the presentation ceremony were the Ag. Pro-Vice-Chancellor – Prof. Adebayo Felix Adekoya, the Registrar – Solomon Panford, Esq., APR, President of UENR Ladies Association – Mrs. Eva Atika Bakuri Dinye, and some members of the association.