The Vice Chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has on behalf of the University donated One Hundred Thousand Ghana Cedis (GH ¢100,000.00) to the winners of the Presidential Pitch Season II Competition.
Professor Obiri-Danso in addition also mentioned that the University would provide an office space, production site, machinery and other required assistance needed for the production of the winning product, Floyabana Pad.
Professor Kwasi Obiri-Danso, said these when officials of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at KNUST (MCFSP at KNUST) paid a courtesy call on him to officially present the winners of the Presidential Pitch Season II, a Mastercard Foundation Scholar Alumna, Miss. Emily Otoo-Quayson and Miss. Matilda Asantewaa Sampong, an alumna of the Department of Civil Engineering and a third year Business Administration student respectively.
The Vice Chancellor congratulated the winners for their success. ‘As a University, we are ready to give all the support needed to champion this course’, he assured. He was hopeful that the winners would develop the product into a competitive brand for the good of Ghanaians.
Miss Emily Otoo on behalf of her group expressed gratitude to the management of the University for the wonderful gesture. According to her, the pressing needs of upcoming entrepreneurs is lack of office space and startup capital. She therefore promised that the University’s support would be put to good use. She appealed to others to support their industry.
Present at the meeting was the Vice Dean of Students, Dr. Otchere Addai-Mensah and other officials from the Dean of Students' Office.