The 1998 alumni association of the University of Cape Coast has innstalled 10 solar streetlights at the Sasakawa Avenue of the university campus. The new installations estimated at a cost of GHS 50,000 stretches from the Casely Hayford Hall junction to the School of Development Studies.
At a brief ceremony to commission the project, Pro Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Dora Francisca Edu-Buandoh commended the alumni group for their gesture noting that it has come handy to support the university. She further pleaded on the group not to relent on their efforts in supporting the university and called on other year groups to emulate the kind gesture.
“For you to choose to light the street is strategic. As management, if we consider the issues of security and safety of our students then it’s imperative that we increase the lighting system on campus. You have taken a huge burden from our shoulders by providing this. You have done a good course. It will help the younger UCC alumni to benefit greatly.
A member of the 1998 year group, Mr. Emmanuel Ossei-Wusu, said the project is the beginning of many good things to come from the group to the university. According to him, the motive is to help improve security on campus for students as well as help improve infrastructure. He was hopeful that other year groups would follow suit. The project was started in June this year.