A conventional all-female Hall of Residence at the South Campus of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), Kwegyir Aggrey Hall, has launched its maiden official magazine and anthem.
The event, which took place at the forecourt of the Office Complex of the Kwegyir Aggrey Hall, also witnessed the commissioning of the Hall’s refurbished Junior Common Room (JCR) facility and the handing over of the 2020/2021 Executive Committee members.
The 2020/2021 Hall executives, with the support from the Hall Manageress, renovated the JCR with new set of sofas, curtains, ceiling fans and television sets. They have also installed polytanks at Block “A” to augment the continuous flow of water for residents, provided gravels at the dry line area to prevent dangerous reptiles hiding in the grasses.
The Manageress of Kwegyir Aggrey Hall, Ms. Theresa Ewusie Jabialu, in her welcome address, revealed the secret behind the name of the Hall. “We are humanitarian and generous individuals and so, we seek the welfare of our members. We also look forward to turning the world around to be a better place to live. We use our creative and artistic talents to promote good causes.”
She expressed her profound gratitude to the executives of Aggrey Hall for heeding the advice of the Management of the Hall by undertaking initiatives that hinge on the welfare of their colleagues. “Indeed, they are noble ladies with distinction. Also to my able staff here, who have contributed immensely towards the growth and welfare of the Hall; I say thank you.”
Ms. Ewusie Jabialu described the event as historic, explaining that it was the first project that had been commissioned under her administration and leadership as the Hall Manageress. “Although we have undertaken numerous projects in previous years, it is my pleasure to welcome you all to this historic event.”
The Dean, Faculty of Foreign Languages Education, Dr. Christiana Hammond, who represented the Ag. Vice-Chancellor of UEW, Prof. Andy Ofori-Birikorang, as the special guest of honour, encouraged the Hall executives to try and get a database of all alumni and solicit funds from them to do more projects for the Hall.
“After we have done this, we want to believe that those of us here will come back to testify of the goodness of the Lord in the years to come,” she said.
Chairperson for the occasion and the Vice-Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Juliana Daniels, in her remarks, applauded the Management and executives of the Hall for keeping the place in good shape.
“We will say that good job done; we will still ask you to bring Aggrey Hall back on its feet. We are nobles of distinction and everything about us speaks to that. We thank the Hall Manageress and all of you who have come to celebrate the day with us. We pray that when we reach out to you, you’d be generous to support us to continue living even more memorable occasions,” she stated.
The Deputy Registrar of the Division of Human Resource and former Manageress of Kwegyir Aggrey Hall, Mrs. Deborah Afful, launched the Hall anthem.
“It’s interesting to know that this is the first anthem in any of the Halls. So, we will kindly request that we play for the hearing of all gathered here,” she entreated.
The outgoing Hall President, Ms. Ellen Techie Bonsuo and the incoming President for the Hall, Ms. Nuhoho Doe Dinam were given the platform to deliver their farewell and acceptance speeches respectively.