Ghana Manganese Company Limited has donated US$200,000.00 to the University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa. The donation was made towards the construction of a students’ hostel at the University. The donation took place in the University and was witnessed by officers from the University of Mines and Technology and Ghana Manganese Company Limited.

Mr Jurgen Eijgendaal, the Managing Director of Ghana Manganese Company (GMC) Limited presented a dummy cheque of the said amount on behalf of the Company. He said GMC had held discussions with the University on ways to maintain a strong co-operation between the two institutions and that the donation was one of the ways to achieve such strong bonds.

Mr Eijgendaal further assured the University that the donation was the first of several others in the years ahead. He confirmed the commitment of G.M.C to make annual contributions towards the construction of the students’ hostel.

Professor Daniel Mireku-Gyimah, the Vice Chancellor of the University, received the donation on behalf of the University and expressed the appreciation of Management of the University for the kind gesture by G.M.C. He said the donation was very timely as it had come at a time when the University was facing the challenge of providing accommodation to its students.

Prof. Mireku-Gyimah said the University was committed to providing excellent training to its students and that the provision of accommodation was one of the means that would aid the efforts of the University in providing quality training to the students. He assured G.M.C that the funds would be put to the intended use.

The construction of the students’ hostel started in 2005, when G.M.C pledged a support to the University to construct a 200-capacity hostel. However, the increasing intake of students has compelled G.M.C to support the construction of a 400-capacity students’ hostel instead. It was as a result of this pledge that the donation of US$200,000.00 was made to the University.

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