The SRC of UCC Monday 30th September, 2013 contracted the services of casual workers to help fight filth which is beginning to engulf campus, owing to the protracted strike by TEWU and FUSSAG.
As part of the campaign, the workers numbering about 20 and above cleaned the Old Library, the University Practices JHS, the Assembly Hall, the Main Library, Parliament House, some principal high streets, where most of the gutters had been choked by either plastic waste or heap of fallen leaves.
The SRC president, David Boakye observed that this decision was taken at an executive meeting on Sunday, and that the absence of the Tewu members has called for this stringent action to rid the campus of filth.
“This is our own campus, we have workers we pay but they have decided to embark on strike which is not the fault of the university but a nationwide strike, and that decision has affected us greatly because campus has been so dirty” he said.
He bemoaned the attitude of some students towards proper sanitation stressing that waste management is a shared responsibility and should be viewed as such because monies used for contracting the services of the casual workers could be channeled to other priority projects.
He noted that, the clinical session for optometry students was closed down owing to the strike by FUSSAG and his administration had to step in and salvage the situation by keep the place running.
He intimated that his administration has been fighting to get the department libraries opened to students but lacked the requisite expertise to man the place and pleaded with the departmental presidents to ensure the various departmental libraries are running but warned that they must keep good eye on the books.
He thanked the various hall presidents for their unflinching support to ensuring good sanitation at the halls and urged them to continue with that.
The SRC PRO, Robert Ubindam on his part stated that, the SRC is committed to ensuring the welfare of students and urged students to feel free and come to the SRC office for clarifications and assistance when the need arises.
Also presents at the clean up campaign included Winston Sena Ameevor, SRC Cordinating Secretary and Achiyaale Raymond, the SRC Treasurer.