Ecobank Ghana has donated GH?52,000 to the University of Ghana Alumni Association to support three ongoing projects of the Association.
The bank made the donation at the Association?s 65th anniversary fund-raising ball over the weekend.
The Faculty of Arts project, construction of a mothers? wing at the Legon Hospital to cater for mothers whose children are on admission at the hospital, and the construction of an eye-clinic to serve the Legon community are the three projects the Association is involved in.
Chairman of the University of Ghana Alumni Association Paa Kwesi Yankey praised Ecobank for the donation and encouraged other corporate organisations to emulate the act.
?The difference between a good university and a great one is the loyal support of its alumni and friends. Ecobank Ghana?s generous gift of GH?52,000 will significantly contribute toward funding the construction of a mother?s wing at the Legon Hospital to accommodate those whose children are on admission, as well as the installation of a much-needed incinerator at the Noguchi Memorial Institute of Medical Research.?
He added: ?We greatly appreciate the continued financial and moral support of Ecobank and all our other corporate partners. Their investments in various projects will greatly help Legon attain its goal of achieving world-class recognition?.
Paa Kwesi Yankey also congratulated the university administration and the student body on the successful launch of a Readers series — the single largest publication of any African university — in December last year. This, the alumni chairman said, has catapulted the university to greater heights.
President John Dramani Mahama, who is an alumnus of the university, assured the Association that he will play a role in sourcing funds for the projects.
?The University of Ghana has contributed considerably to the success of many of its alumni, and it is only fitting that these distinguished graduates endeavour to give something back to their alma mater,? the President said.