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UDS names nine-member Board to run development fund

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A nine member Board has been inaugurated to manage the University for Development Studies (UDS) Alumni Fund (UNIDEVFund) to help mobilize resources to develop the UDS.

The Board, amongst others, is to play an oversight role of administering UNIDEVFund through decisions on the type of projects and programmes to be assisted by the fund.

Mr Peter Illiasu, a former Managing Director of Merchant Bank Ghana Limited, Chairs the Board which has Mr Roland Agambire, Group Chairman of AGAMS Group of Companies, alongside seven others, as members.

Professor Haruna Yakubu, Vice-Chancellor of UDS, who inaugurated the Board in Tamale on Friday called on its members to do their best to ensure the realization of the objectives of UNIDEVFund.

UNIDEVFund was set up last year by the UDS Alumni Association to help mobilize financial and material resources for speedy development of the programmes and infrastructural needs of the various campuses of UDS.

Professor Yakubu said members of the Board were carefully appointed hoping that they would bring their rich experience in the corporate world to bear on the operations of UNIDEVFund to help UDS to reposition itself for a better future.

Mr Illiasu called on members of the Board to bring their collective expertise to bear for the realization of the objectives of UNIDEVFund adding that members of the Board would work to justify the confidence reposed in them.

In a brief remark, Mr Agambire asked that stakeholders come out with a target for which the Board would work towards achieving.

Mr Felix Abagali, National President of the UDS Alumni Association, announced that GH¢100,000.00 had been raised as seed money for the operations of the UNIDEVFund.

Source: GNA

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