In a short ceremony held at the UDS Accra Office on Thursday, September 15, 2022, the Africa ONE Campaign Director, Ms. Sonia Kwami presented an iMac to the West Africa Centre of Water, Irrigation and Sustainable Agricultural (WACWISA) of the University for Development Studies (UDS). The equipment was received by Mr. Michael A. Ansa, Head, UDS Accra Office, on behalf of the Director of the Centre, Prof. Felix Kofi Abagale, who is also the Pro-Vice Chancellor of UDS.
Ms. Kwami explained that in July 2021, the Africa Block of the Campaign launched a competition, calling for young people across Africa to submit an essay or artwork on the Topic of How Africa can stand together in overcoming the COVID -19 Pandemic.
The competition attracted entries from writers and artists across the African continent, and Ms. Ritah Njabeh Bonwi, a student at WACWISA-UDS was adjudged the overall winner for the essay category. She received a laptop while WACWISA-UDS received an iMac as her sponsoring education institution in Ghana.
The ONE Campaign is an international non-profit advocacy movement, fighting against structural conditions that chain people into poverty. The Global Headquarters is based in Washington DC, USA and operates across the world. The Africa Regional office is located in Johannesburg, South Africa.
As part of the campaign activities, Ms. Kwami disclosed that Africa needs to create 15 million decent jobs every year by 2025, and as such, her organization has launched the JobsNowAfrica Campaign. She, therefore, made a passionate appeal to the university community to sign up for the campaign on its website (www.jobsnowafrica.org).
Also present during the ceremony were Ms. Josephine Dakudjie and Ms. Gertrude Owusu-Asante of the UDS Accra Office.