Accra Technical University Embarks on Clean-up Exercise

Accra Technical University has embarked on a remarkable initiative to enhance the beauty of the ATU and Kwame Memorial Park as part of its 75th-anniversary celebrations on Friday, March 22, 2024.

Driven by the 75th Anniversary Planning Committee in collaboration with the Department of Networking and Community Engagement, and with support from the Accra Metropolitan Assembly, the initiative aimed to underscore the university’s dedication to environmental stewardship and community engagement.

Chairperson for the 75th Anniversary Planning Committee, Professor Alice Constance Mensah, expressed her enthusiasm for the project, stressing the importance of giving back to the community. “This clean-up campaign not only restores the memorial park’s splendour but also strengthens our ties with the community,” she said.

Students, faculty members, and volunteers eagerly joined forces to participate in the clean-up campaign. Armed with gloves, machetes, dustpans, waste bins, brooms, and a tricycle, they worked diligently to remove litter, clear debris, and rejuvenate the spaces within the university and park’s precincts.

Prof. Mensah highlighted the importance of individuals and the public keeping the memorial park clean when they visit. She emphasised the value of environmental stewardship and asked everyone to develop the habit of maintaining the place’s cleanliness. Prof. Mensah also used the opportunity to inspire other institutions, urging them to emulate Accra Technical University’s efforts to uphold tidiness and create a friendly environment.

As the clean-up drew to a close, Professor Mensah expressed her heartfelt gratitude to all participants for their sincere dedication and hard work. “Today’s event embodies the spirit of unity and service that defines Accra Technical University,” she stated. “Let us carry forward this momentum as we continue to make the celebration of the 75th-anniversary celebration,” she remarked.