Seventeen hardworking staff of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) have been awarded for their meritorious contribution to the development of the university.
The awardees each received a plaque, a certificate and GH3,000 cash.
For the Senior Member category, Mr Felix Adu Poku was adjudged the Promising Administrator, Ms Juliana Dankwah, Best in Community Service while Dr James Kojo Prah received the Best Health Worker award.
In the Senior Staff Category, Mr Jacob Arthur was adjudged Distinguished Library Staff, Miss Linda Otoo as the Distinguished Technician, Ms Veronica Mensah as the Distinguished Administrator while the Promising Administrator went to Georgina Akua Denkyi.
The rest were Distinguished Hall Assistant, David Sackey Minnah, Distinguished Finance Audit officer, Sampson Kofi Asare, and Distinguished Teacher, Doris Darko.
In the Junior Staff Category, Mr Kofi Annan was awarded the Promising driver, Mr Andrew Arthur as Distinguished Conservancy Labourer, Mr Alfred Kum as Distinguished Secretary with Miss Lydia Acquah and Mr Samuel Kwesi as Promising Clerk Distinguished Clerk respectively.
Eschew work ills
The Vice Chancellor of UCC, Professor Joseph Ghartey commended the awardees for their exemplary performance in their different areas of endeavor.
He advised all workers to strive for excellence and to eschew all acts that negatively impacted on output including absenteeism, laziness, lateness and indifference and support the development of the university.
Prof Ghartey Ampiah noted that this year’s nominations were 76 more than twice the 36 received last year.
He said the number of awardees whichwas 10 last year saw an increase of seven this year and urged the awards committee to work to expand the awards to award many more hard working staff.
Ms Dankwah who spoke on behalf of the awardees thanked the management of the university for the recognition and pledged their commitment to work even harder.