Published: 13 Feb 2017 Source: University Relations Office (URO)
Union Oil Ghana Limited, a local oil marketing company, as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) has donated seventy thousand cedis (�‚�70,000) to Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). The donation is to help improve the lighting system on campus.
Presenting the cheque on behalf of his company, Charles Obeng Mensah, Managing Director of Union Oil, stated that the donation was in appreciation of the cordial relationship between his outfit and the university. Mr. Obeng Mensah announced plans to digitize their fuel stations on campus to help in the effective monitoring of fuel dispensing.
Professor Kwasi Obiri-Danso, Vice-Chancellor, in receiving the cheque, expressed management’s appreciation for the support. Prof. Obiri-Danso was grateful that a business unit on campus had given back to the university and urged them to explore other business areas for investment in the university.
In an exclusive interview, Mr. Kissi Appiah, Marketing Manager of Union Oil, stated that the university had been a good and trustworthy partner and for that matter, the management of his company has plans to institute a scholarship scheme preferably in programmes such as business, petroleum and petro-chemical engineering.
The Union Oil-KNUST relationship dates back to the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in 2013 when the University generously released a parcel of land at the Commercial Area for the construction of a petrol filling station. The new fuel station was opened in 2015 to serve the University community. The relationship went further with the signing of another MoU between the two parties for Union Oil to supply fuel to official and project vehicles and generators of KNUST on credit from its station in February, 2016.