OmniFert, a subset of the Omni group of companies, has donated 100 bags of fertilizers to support the Vice-Chancellor’s Green Project.
The donation, which aims to supplement efforts to improve environmental quality in the University, took place on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at the New Council Chamber.
Adding to the reason behind the gesture, General Manager of OmniFert, Kofi Annan Dennis said the group seeks to help the University of Ghana, as well as other institutions to make sure the environment is protected.
“We are making the donation to support the VC’s project and we appreciate the effort the VC is making to make sure the University Campus is environmentally friendly. That project ties with Omnifret’s revolution product where we are trying to, all across Ghana and elsewhere to make sure that environment is kept green,” he noted.
On June 23, 2020, Omni Speciality Products, a service provider in Public Health Pest Control, presented 10,000 COVID-19 Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) kits, 5000 face masks, and 10 temperature guns to the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) to boost its COVID-19 testing.
This makes it the second time the Omni group has embarked on such an exercise.
On behalf of the University, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, received the items and commended the group as such.
“Let me express my profound gratitude to OmniFert group for making this donation to the University. We appreciate your contribution towards ensuring that we maintain a green environment and other greening activities to boost our living in Ghana as a whole,” he said.
He entreated OmniFert to regularly visit campus to monitor how the fertilizers are being used and to make periodic assessments on the effectiveness of the products.
Present at the brief ceremony was Ag. Director of the Office of Institutional Advancement, Prof Robert Hinson, Director of PDMSD, Mr Kofi Nti, Cochair of Green Team, Dr Benjamin Ofori, and Assistant Registrar at the Alumni Relations Relations Office, Ms Adwoa Abrokwa.
OmniFert is an indigenous Ghanaian company with a focus on improving crop production in Africa by providing affordable fertilizers to farmers, establishing commercial-sized farms to produce crops such as cassava, millet, sorghum, maize, soya, among others to bridge the gaps in the local supply as well as to conduct soil tests on farms so as to accurately determine the fertilizer needs of each farm.
The Vice-Chancellor’s Green Project
Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, in his vision to propel the image of University of Ghana in the global arena, launched the green project in 2016
The Project, which is cochaired by Professor Chris Gordon and Dr. Benjamin Ofori, is responsible for the proper segregation and disposal of waste and also aimed at bringing together all student leaders, students in general and all corporate bodies to engage in a Tree planting exercise on some selected areas on campus.
Story by: Diana Nutsugah