Ladies in Mining and Allied Professions in Ghana (LiMAP-Gh) pays courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor of the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), Tarkwa

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Members of LiMAP Gh in a group photograph with the Vice Chancellor 3rd from right and the ALUMaT President 3rd from left
Members of LiMAP Gh in a group photograph with the Vice Chancellor 3rd from right and the ALUMaT President 3rd from left
 
The president and some representatives of Ladies in Mining and Allied Professions in Ghana (LiMAP-Gh), have paid a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor of UMaT, Prof J. S. Y. Kuma, to introduce the association to him as the Chief Executive Officer of a mining University and as the landlord of the campus where the association is hosted. The ladies met the Vice Chancellor in his office with the President of the Alumni Association of UMaT (ALUMaT), Mr Samuel Ndede.
 
Briefing the Vice Chancellor, the President of LiMAP-Gh, Assoc Prof Grace Ofori-Sarpong said even though there were other women groups like Women in Mining (WIM) and Women in Engineering, LiMAP-Gh was formed as a home-based association to unite ladies in mining and allied professions to champion a course that will positively influence the world around them. The main objectives were to motivate ladies to work professionally and ethically to their full capacity and capability so as to leave indelible marks in male-dominated fields, and to resource ladies to serve as role models/mentors for young ladies so as to reduce the gender gap in mining and related engineering disciplines.
 
The President of LiMAP said that as a newly formed association which is hosted at UMaT campus, it was important for them to introduce themselves to the Vice Chancellor and to ask for his blessings before they could make the association known to other organisations. According to her, their objective to assist in harnessing the potential of young ladies to venture into Science, Technology and Mathematics Education (STME) and reduce the gender gap was in line with UMaT’s policy on Gender Mainstreaming. They would also be happy to collaborate with UMaT in realising this dream.
 
The Vice Chancellor was happy to receive the representatives of LiMAP-Gh and pledged his unwavering support for the association. He said an association of this caliber, locally made, was in the right direction. According to him, since UMaT had contributed greatly in producing the prospective members of LiMAP-Gh, he was happy that such a group will serve to positively influence younger ladies to see the utmost need for girl-child education. He said the vision of LiMAP-Gh indeed fell in line with UMaT’s policy on Gender Mainstreaming, and thus would solicit the help of LiMAP-Gh in educating females and engaging in career guidance and counselling for UMaT to increase the intake of females.
 
The President of ALUMaT also welcomed LiMAP-Gh and entreated the association not to relent on its efforts but to keep pursuing its agenda, and to engage in outreach programmes that would influence policies on Gender Mainstreaming.
 
 
Source: Paul Y.A. Yeboah, Assistant Registrar, (University Relations)
 
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