The Management of Quality Control Company Limited (QCC), a subsidiary of the Ghana Cocoa Board, on Thursday, January 5, paid a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor of UPSA, Prof Abednego F. O. Amartey.
The QCC delegation, led by the Board Chair, Dr Ebenezer Owusu, held fruitful discussions with the Vice-Chancellor on a number of mutually beneficial issues.
Notable amongst the issues was a proposed partnership between the two public institutions, which will see QCC undertake fumigation exercises in the various students’ hostels and lecture blocks on campus.
QCC, an ISO-certified company, is responsible for the inspection, grading, and sealing of Ghana’s cocoa, coffee, and shea nuts for the local and international markets.
“We are also responsible for the fumigation and disinfestation of produce and are currently seeking to extend our fumigation services to other institutions to ensure a safe environment for all,” Dr Owusu said.
Welcoming the delegation, the Vice-Chancellor thanked them for the visit, adding that he was confident the deliberations would benefit both parties.
He said as a University community, the safety of students, faculty, and staff was paramount, and thus it was imperative that “we adopt an environmentally-friendly approach to fumigating our campus.”
Present at the meeting were Mr Julius Martinson (the Managing Director of QCC), Mr Samuel Saka Boateng (the Deputy Managing Director in charge of Operations at QCC) and Mr George Oppong (the Deputy Director of Human Resources at QCC).
The rest were Ms. Ivy Heward-Mills (Deputy Director of Public Affairs at UPSA) and Mr Daniel Duyuoh (Procurement Officer at UPSA).