Credit: Lambert Atsivor/HTU Public Affairs Office
A delegation from the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Advisory Unit of the Office of the President on Tuesday, December 13, 2021, conferred with Management of Ho Technical University as part of a working visit to the Volta Region.
The delegation, comprising Dr. Eugene Owusu, Special Advisor to the President on SDGs, Mr. Dominic Asante Opoku, Policy Analyst and Madam Huberta Afeku, Partnership and Operations Manager, were led to the University by Mr. Dela Gadzanku, Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) President for Eastern/Volta/Oti regions.
Focusing on the activities of the (SDGs) Advisory Unit, Dr. Owusu discussed with Management, the role of President Akufo-Addo as co-chair of the UN Secretary General’s Eminent Group SDG Advocstes, for which they provide technical support to him.
He said they were in the region to engage with stakeholders on a proposed public sensitization programme dubbed ‘SDGs Day Out in the Community’ to be held in the region in February 2022.
The event, he noted, is geared towards soliciting grassroots support and participation in the implementation of the SDGs in the country.
As a result, Dr. Owusu said the unit was seeking partnership with institutions such as HTU to advance the course of SDGs in the region.
On his part, the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Honyenuga said the University was open for partnerships that would drive innovation; hence expressed readiness of HTU to collaborate with the SDGs Advisory Unit to champion local participation in the implementation of SDGs.
He announced the availability of the University community and its facilities to host the ‘SDGs Day Out in the Community’ event in the region,; adding that, the attainment of the 17 goals requires everyone’s support, for which HTU is readily available to fully lead the support of the sensitization.
He commended Dr. Owusu and his team for reaching to the university with such an initiative, and called for continuous engagement to ensure a successful event next year.
Present at the meeting were Acting Pro-Vice, Dr. Edward Ayimey, Registrar, Dr. Christopher Amehoe, Dean of International Programmes and Institutional Linkages, Dr. Paulina Adzoyi, and other Directors, Deans and Heads of Department.