Takoradi Technical University and the South American Ghana Chamber of Investment and Trade, SAGCIT, have entered into a five-year Memorandum of Understanding aimed at enhancing knowledge sharing, research initiatives, and exchange programmes.
In addition to the research partnership, internships, training and exchange programmes opportunities that come with the MoU, it also has the goal to provide students of Takoradi Technical University with practical industry experience and insights, equipping them for the job market and fostering business development and innovation within our communities.
Vice Chancellor of TTU, Rev. Prof. John Frank Eshun, who signed on behalf of TTU, while expressing happiness for the collaboration with SAGCIT said the MoU will facilitate the University’s advancement in teaching, learning, and research.
“our students and lecturers will have the opportunity to research and exchange ideas. So it’s a good opportunity to be able to explore this areas to improve upon our teaching, learning and research in the university, so thank you for coming and I pray the MoU will benefit the two institutions”, he said.
The Registrar of TTU, Dr. Moses McClean Abnory, emphasized the need for both parties to actualize and implement the MoU rather than leaving it as a document. He stressed the importance of making the MoU operational and functional.
“The only thing I want us to take away is that we will do our part to make sure this MoU, though in paper, will not remain in the shelves. We should have an active MoU that is ran by serious institutions like yours and ours…we only pray and hope that we all will walk the talk”, he urged.
President of South American Ghana Chamber of Investment and Trade, Francis Kwame Obeng, who was optimistic on the expectations of the MoU however expressed SAGCIT’s commitment to the MoU.
“the chamber represents the interest of the business community and plays a critical role in providing a platform for businesses to network, collaborate and grow. Coming together through this MoU, I am confident that both organizations will support each other in achieving their respective goals. I am also confident that this partnership will be fruitful for both parties and contribute immensely towards building a prosperous community”, he noted.
He however commended the leadership of both entities for their forward-thinking approach in uniting towards a common goal of enhancing education and fostering business development within our communities.
Other TTU officials present at the signing of the MoU were the Dean of IPELO, Prof. Ramos Asafo-Adjei, and Director of Works and Physical Development, Philip Kwaw.
On the side of SAGCIT, were the Marketer of the Chamber, Roland Paa Kwesi Ackon and the Administrator, Mavis Sam Aggrey.
South America Ghana Chamber Investment and Trade is a non-profit organization that promotes trade and investment between Ghana, Africa, and the South American continent.