CAPE COAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY DONATES
1,000 FACE MASKS to CCMA
Management of the Cape Coast Technical
University (CCTU) has donated one thousand (1,000) face masks to the Cape Coast
Metropolitan Assembly (CCMA) to support the Assembly’s fight against the novel
Coronavirus (COVID-19). The unique face masks come in different colours, and
sizes. It is also durable and washable too.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony which
took place at CCMA, Rt. Rev. Ing. Prof. Joshua Danso Owusu-Sekyere, the
Vice-Chancellor of Cape Coast Technical University (CCTU) indicated that since
the outbreak of the disease, the Technical University has been exploring
measures to help in preventing the spread of the disease in the metropolis and
the country at large. According to the Vice-Chancellor, it is out of this that
the Department of Fashion Design and Textiles Technology has produced these
quality face masks.
Rt. Rev. Ing. Prof. Owusu-Sekyere added
that within a week or two, the Mechanical Engineering Department will also
outdoor a prompting device for hand washing. ”These prompting devices will be
installed at the entrance of institutions and offices so that even before you
enter the structure, the device will give you a signal to wash your hands under
water", he added.
Receiving the items on behalf of the Cape
Coast Metropolitan Assembly, the Metropolitan Chief Executive, Hon. Ernest
Arthur expressed his appreciation to the Management of the Technical University
for the kind gesture. He revealed that his outfit has distributed thousands of
sanitizers and Veronica buckets but recognises that the Assembly cannot do it
alone, therefore, the donation from the Technical University is commendable and
timely. He indicated that the donation will go a long way to help government
deal with the spread of the virus in the metropolis which has already recorded
one positive case of COVID-19.
The Vice-Chancellor also used the occasion
to present an official communication to the Cape Coast Metropolitan Chief
Executive of the decision of the Management of the Technical University to use
the University Radio Station, Eagle FM as a DEDICATED MEDIUM to provide
publicity to the general public on the novel Coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic.
Also present at the ceremony were Madam
Rachel Fosua Sarpong, Metropolitan Coordinating Director, Prof. S. K. Ansah, Pro
Vice-Chancellor, Cape Coast Technical University and Dr. Francis Narh Akrono,
Registrar, Cape Coast Technical University. Other officers from the University
include Mr. Benjamin Edu-Mensah, Director of Public Affairs, Mr. Felix
Opare-Baako, Public Relations Officer, and Madam Ekua Nkrumah, Head of
Department, Fashion Design and Textiles Technology.