The Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Angel Broadcasting Network (ABN Ghana) and host of #PureMorningDrive on @pure957fm, Kwame Adinkra has pledged his support to an initiative instituted by the office of the Women’s Commission of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology’s (KNUST) Students Representative Council (SRC) to provide food items for needy students on campus in the course of every semester.
Starting a social media and radio campaign with the hashtag ‘#Let’sStock’ on Thursday October 17, the alumnus of the University stated that University life can be stressful and hard sometimes especially having suffered similar fate in his early undergraduate years in the prestigious school, he finds the initiative very laudable and hence, pledges to ensure the ‘food bank’ is restocked to make life on campus comfortable for the needy and deprived students.
The initiative dubbed, Food Bank, is to act as a relief mechanism for female students, especially, while they await their bursaries and sponsorship packages to be processed as well as provide for those who do not benefit from the various existing welfare schemes. It has received the endorsement of the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Kwesi Obiri-Danso.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Mypurefmonline.com at the launch of the Food Bank on Monday, October 14, Prof. Obiri-Danso okayed the establishment of the Food Bank, adding that Management of the university is willing to throw in as many food items as possible to support needy students on campus.
“For my students to think of the needy amongst them and to individually and collectively go round soliciting for food items and clothing for those that cannot afford even a square meal in a day, I’m very appreciative and management wants to support their effort and also want to throw in as many of the food items that we can find on our own to also support this venture. In the coming days, I’m sure we’ll get the food Bank fully filled for the benefit of the many that cannot afford a square meal on campus,” he said.
Under the food Bank initiative, Students would be supplied with essential non-perishable food items like bags of (5k) rice, beverages, soft drinks, biscuits, packets of noodles, cooking oil and canned foods.
According to the Women’s Commissioner, Miss Sandra Esinam Sosudees, Male students are also not left out.
“The package has been structured to be disbursed on an all-benefiting basis; seventy percent (70%) for females and thirty percent (30%) for males,” she noted.
Source: Mypurefmonline.com/ 957fm/ Evans Osei-Bonsu/ October 18, 2019