Twelve (12) members of staff from the main campus of the Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development (AAMUSTED), Kumasi have retired from the University at the end of September 2022. The University organised a farewell party in their honour on October 14, 2022, where they each received citations, certificates, and parting gifts worth various amounts for the different rank categories of the retirees.
The retirees included Mr. Seth Katsekpor, Assistant Librarian; Dr. Samuel Adu Gyamfi, Senior Lecturer; Arc. Wisdom Dzidzienyo Adzraku, Senior Lecturer; Mr. Kenneth C. Nworu, Senior Lecturer; and Mr. Raphael K. Dzakpasu, Senior Lecturer.
The others are Mr. Paul Odame, Chief Technician; Mr. John Hayford Mensah, Security Officer; Mr. Donudava Achuobu, Campus Guard; and Mr. Bawa Mohammed, Senior Headman. The rest are Mr. Anyaweibey Builsa, Head Conservancy Labourer; Mr. Samuel Okai Donkor, Head, Conservancy Labourer; and Mr. Adivum Amoah, Conservancy Labourer.
The twelve (12) add to seven (7) others who retired on the Asante Mampong Campus and for whom the University organised a colourful send-off ceremony on the Asante Mampong Campus on September 16, 2022.
The Vice-Chancellor of AAMUSTED, Prof. Frederick Kwaku Sarfo, speaking at the Kumasi event, conveyed the University’s gratitude to the retirees for the various years they served to propel the University to its current status.
He said the University recognised their efforts in establishing a good foundation for AAMUSTED to the point where it is already beginning to show impressive signs of growth in all the sectors. ‘Be assured that your colleagues and I would forever cherish all your contributions,’ he stressed.
Prof. Sarfo appealed to them to continue to be to good ambassadors of the University wherever they may find themselves and explore ways to support her development as they still looked strong and vibrant with ideas and expertise.
On the part of the University, he said, AAMUSTED would continue to help them within the confines of the laws of Ghana and cited as examples, the University’s free healthcare for retirees and their spouses and the award of post-retirement contracts to qualified ones among them.
The Vice-Chancellor used the opportunity to draw attention to the prevailing challenging times and advised staff to be calculative in managing their incomes so that they are not taken by events when it is time for them to retire. He encouraged staff to work them to work hard to propel AAMUSTED to become a formidable force in the educational sector for the benefit of posterity and themselves as workers.
He also assured staff that Management of the University was working hard to address the challenges confronting the University and to improve working conditions. He, therefore, called for calm and unity among staff.
The retirees from the Asante Mampong Campus included Prof. James K. Kagya-Agyemang; Associate Prof. Kwame Amankwa Kuffour, Mr. Cudjoe Dunstan Lotsu, a Principal Library Assistant; and Mr. John A. Awontulisa, Guard Grade I.