German Delegation Calls on Vice-Chancellor

The Deputy Ambassador of Germany to Ghana, His Excellency Hans-Helge Sander, and a delegation of archaeological scholars from the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) have paid a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo.

The visit was to present an update to the Vice-Chancellor on the partnership between the School of Arts, University of Ghana, and the German Archaeological Institute (DAI).

In brief remarks, Deputy Ambassador, Hans-Helge Sander, stated that West Africa and Ghana is one of the areas where collaborations with Germany is ongoing and the University of Ghana has been selected as one of the collaborators. He also disclosed that there will be a two-day conference to present more cooperative projects.

Dr. Jörg Linstädter, Director, German Archaeological Institute, on behalf of the delegation, expressed appreciation to the University for the warm reception. Dr. Linstädter reiterated that he was hopeful for the future discussions and plans that the relationship between the University of Ghana and the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) would produce.

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo expressed her delight at the delegation’s visit and said she was happy and excited about the partnership since the University of Ghana and Germany have intimate connections. “I am positive that the deliberations over the next two days at the conference will lead to stronger ties” she said. Prof. Amfo wished the Deputy Ambassador and the delegation well throughout their stay in Ghana.

Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo having an interaction with the delegation

In a short statement, Prof. Wazi Apoh, Dean, School of Arts indicated that it was a privilege for the University of Ghana to be selected to host DAI’s conference this year.

Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo and Dr. Jörg Linstädter later exchanged gifts.

Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo exchanging gifts with members some members of the delegation

Present at the meeting were Ulrike Nowotnick, German Archaeological Institute; Steven Matthews, German Archaeological Institute, Berlin; Kathrin Loges, German Archaeological Institute, Bonn; Clara Jaithe, German Archaeological Institute, Kairo; Cornelia Klenite, German Archaeological Institute, Bonn; Alexa Höhn, Goethe University, Frankfurt; Sarah Japp, German Archaeological Institute, Berlin; Iris Gerlach, German Archaeological Institute, Berlin; Lisa Ehlers, German Archaeological Institute, Bonn; Friedrich Lüth, German Archaeological Institute, Berlin and Mr. Ransford Yeboah-Badu, Senior Assistant Registrar, School of Arts.