The University of Mines and Technology on Friday, 28th July 2023 launched a campus-based shuttle and delivery service known as Camp-Ride, UMaT.The project was launched by the Dean of the Office of Research Innovation and Consultancy (ORIC), Associate Professor Solomon Nunoo at the forecourt of K.T Hall, on behalf of the Vice Chancellor of the University. Whilst lauding the initiators of the project, Professor Nunoo admitted the need for students to have a sustainable means of commuting to, and from lectures. He therefore encouraged stakeholders to ensure the sustainability of the project.
Addressing the gathering, the SRC President, Mr Isaac Aryeetey also indicated that, as much as the project falls in line with the policy statement of SRC, it equally provides a convenient and eco-friendly means of transport for students.
The Regional Commander of the Ghana Police Service, Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD), DSP Seth Danso, who was the Special Guest for the event urged students to patronize the services of Camp-Ride, since it is fully endorsed by the University Authorities and promises to be safe. DSP Danso also lauded the University for maintaining an accident-free record on campus. He mentioned that since he took over the administration of the Regional MTTD, his office has not recorded a single accident on campus, involving a university vehicle. He used the opportunity to advise drivers of Camp-Ride, UMaT to drive carefully and be conscious of the numerous pedestrians on campus. Present at the event were the Hall Mistress for the Dr Michael Tetteh Kofi Hall, Assoc Professor Cecilia Addei, the Chief Security Officer of the University, Lt Col Asare Boakye-Yiadom (rtd) and Mr Ebenezer Sey, Head of the University Clinic. Also present was the Headmistress of the University Basic School, Mrs Angelina Kumah.
Speaking at the event, the Project Manager of Camp-Ride, UMaT, Mr Roland Agbesi indicated that the project was meant to provide a safe, secure and convenient means of transport for both staff and students of the University. In addition to providing daily shuttle and delivery services, Camp-Ride, UMaT will provide medical emergency transport services as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility. The project is equally expected to benefit parents of pupils at the University Basic School, as they can also request transportation for their wards.