Ambassador of Ghana to Qatar Pays Courtesy Call on Vice-Chancellor

Ghana’s Ambassador to Qatar, Ambassador Emmanuel Enos, has paid a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu as part of his working visit in the country.

Ambassador Enos in brief remarks, expressed appreciation for the warm reception and indicated his delight in visiting the University as part of his two-week visit in the country. Ambassador Enos recounted that he had earlier paid a courtesy call on the President of the University of Qatar where the he was informed of an existing agreement between the two Universities. He therefore deemed it prudent to call on the Vice-Chancellor for a follow-up on the said partnership which is expected to inure to the benefit of both countries. Ambassador Enos cited the accommodation challenges facing the University of Ghana and indicated the profound interest of investors from Qatar in helping to find a solution to the accommodation issue.

He mentioned that one of his reasons for visiting the country was to formalize labour agreement between Qatar and Ghana so that unemployed Ghanaians could secure employment opportunities in Qatar in order to reduce the unemployment rate in the country.

In response, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu expressed gratitude for the visit. He indicated that there had been a signed agreement between the University of Ghana and University of Qatar adding that follow-ups had not been encouraging in terms of student and staff exchange. He bemoaned the poor communication between the two universities after the signed agreement and reiterated the importance of strengthening the relationship between the two Universities.

Prof. Oduro Owusu underscored the availability of land for accommodation projects on the University campus and further stressed on the need for Qatar investors to do their due diligence in ensuring the completion of projects after commencement.

Present at the meeting was Mr. Joseph Oduro Nkansah, Deputy Registrar, Vice Chancellor’s office.