UEW Council Chairman Pays Courtesy Calls on Effutu and Ajumako Paramount Chiefs

The Council Chairman of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), Nana Ofori Ansah I, with the Management of the University, has paid courtesy calls on the Paramount Chiefs of the Effutu and Ajumako Traditional Councils. 

The visits were intended to introduce Nana Ofori Ansah I, who was accompanied by another government nominee on the Council, Mr. Alex Bonney, a native of Winneba, to the overlords of the Effutu and Ajumako traditional areas, where the campuses of the University are located.

The delegation from UEW and the respective traditional councils deliberated on some social, economic and academic matters of mutual interests.  As custom demands, the University presented some customary gifts to the respective traditional councils.  

The Paramount Chief of the Effutu Traditional Council, Neenyi Ghartey VII and his elders received the UEW delegation at his Winneba palace on Tuesday, 25th January, 2022 while the Paramount Chief of the Ajumako Traditional Area, Okukudurfo Ogyeabour Kwamena Hammah Ababio and his elders also received the University delegation on Wednesday, 26th January, 2022. 

Council Chairman for UEW, Nana Ofori Ansah I (seated right) during interactions with Neenyi Ghartey VII, Paramount Chief of Effutu Traditional Council

The two traditional leaders expressed their gratitude to the UEW delegation for the visits and reverence bestowed upon them. They also expressed their willingness to support and collaborate closely with the new Council and Management in carrying out the mandate of UEW in the best interests of all stakeholders.

“Every citizen of Effutu holds UEW in high esteem not only for the sake of employment or economic benefit but the image. I am delighted that the new Council Chairman has paid this call so that we can continue to foster that relationship; a relationship based on trust and understanding. We shall support and work with you. Our doors are always opened to you for discussions,” Neenyi Ghartey VII stated. 

Okukudurfo Kwamena Hammah Ababio expressed gratitude to the University, especially the Principal of the College of Languages Education, Prof. Dominic Danso Mensah, for a close working relationship. “The Principal helped to secure some jobs for a couple of my people. I am so grateful to him for that act of kindness. I hope and pray that it continues,” he said.

Okukudurfo Ogyeabour Kwamena Hammah Ababio,  Paramount Chief of the Ajumako Traditional Area

Nana Ofori Ansah I assured both Chiefs of a close working relationship and unity to facilitate the growth of the University and the communities.    

Among UEW Management present at the visits were the Ag. Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Andy Ofori-Birikorang; Registrar, Surv. Paul Osei-Barima, Esq.; Principal, College of Languages Education, Prof. Dominic Danso Mensah; Principal, College of Distance Education, Prof. Francis Owusu Mensah; Finance Officer, Mr. Francis Obeng; and Ag. Internal Auditor, Mr. Isaac Marfo Oduro.  

Management of UEW with the Paramount Chiefs and members of the traditional councils after the visits