Inauguration of Fountain for Jean Nelson Aka Hall

Jean Nelson Aka Hall Fountain

The family of the late Dr. Jean Nelson Aka; his wife Mrs. Rose Aka and two sons, Mr. Jean Pierre Aka and Mr. Paschal Aka have sponsored the construction of a fountain at the Hall’s quadrangle. Mr. Jean Pierre Aka was assisted by the Hall Master of Jean Nelson Aka Hall, Prof. (Mrs.) Angelina O. Danquah to cut the tape and unveil a plague to inaugurate the fountain in early April this year.

Prof. (Mrs.) Angelina O. Danquah in a welcome address thanked Mrs. Rose Aka and sons and the Junior Common Room (JCR) for initiating the idea of constructing a fountain in the Hall which was completed in October, 2015. She also used the opportunity to advise the students to keep the fountain in good shape in order to prolong its life-span.  She threw a challenge to her colleagues in the other three new Halls who were present, to emulate the example of Jean Nelson Aka Hall.

Speaking on behalf of the family, Mr. Jean Pierre Aka said the Aka family loved fountains and therefore it was not out of place that they funded the one in the Hall. According to him, their late father loved the University and worked hard to contribute his quota to its development and as part of keeping the memory of their father alive, the family would do everything possible to help the University. He also thanked the Hall Management for keeping in touch with the family.

There were optional speeches from officials of sister Halls who witnessed the ceremony.  They were unanimous in their opinion that the Jean Nelson Aka Hall fountain was one of the best in the University.

Mrs. Stella A. Amoa, Director of Public Affairs of the University, a special guest at the brief ceremony, also praised the Hall for emerging as one of the best halls in the University during the recent garden competition.  She acknowledged the important role the late Jean Nelson Aka played in the development of the University and on alumni relations, and recounted the many contributions he made to his alma mater.

The immediate past JCR President, Mr. Adams Hussein expressed his profound gratitude to the family of the late Dr. Jean Nelson Aka for their financial commitment in constructing the fountain. He was grateful to the Hall Management for support they offer to the Hall’s Junior Common Room (JCR).

Among University officials present were; Dr. George Akanlig-Pare, Master, Akuafo Hall; Dr. Bernard Boateng, Vice-Master, Commonwealth Hall; Dr. Edem Dzregah, Senior Tutor, Limann Hall; Dr. Nii Tackie, Senior Tutor, Commonwealth Hall; Dr. Patrick Sekyi, Senior Tutor, Jubilee Hall, Rev. Esubonteng, the Managing Director of Eden Creations; Dr. Edem Adotey, Jean Nelson Aka Hall Tutor; Dr. Moses Nii Dortey, Jean Nelson Aka Hall Tutor; Dr. Christiana Amoatey, Jean Nelson Aka Hall Tutor.

Also present were staff of the Hall, the immediate past and current JCR executives and members of the students’ Parliament.