Prof. Ghartey Ampiah, Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) has revealed that his university spent more than GH¢500,000 on refreshments at meetings organized last year.
Speaking at an induction service last week the Vice Chancellor said, “If small chops and meals at even short meetings last year made us spend GH¢530,500, or spend GH¢4.6 million on fuel or GH¢68 million plus or stationary alone, I think we can do better.”
The Vice Chancellor who described the situation as unacceptable said the university can cut some of these cost, so that the monies can be channelled into conducting researches that will be beneficial to the university at large.
He made a promise to revolutionize leadership by fighting what he calls unnecessary wastage in the university system.
He said his vision is to provide leadership that will improve the national and international visibility of the University Of Cape Coast by focusing on innovation in the delivery of teaching and research and the management of the university to secure wider impact on society.