GCTULA celebrates 1st anniversary in grand style
Vice Chancellor Prof Emmanuel Ohene Afoakwa presenting a Citation to Dr.Josephine Larbi-Appau looking on members of the Association Photos Lizzy Okai
The Ghana Communication Technology University Ladies Association (GCTULA) held a spectacular durbar to commemorate its first anniversary under the theme “The Career Woman, her Home, Work, and Society” in Accra.
The university community, GCTULA members from all across the nation, both young and old, sister lady associations including Times Ladies, University of Ghana Ladies, Ghana Water Company Ladies, and others attended the event.
It was an exciting event with lots of dancing, cultural displays, cutting of ceremonial cake, musical interludes, and a poetry recital on the “Career Woman.”
The ladies danced skillfully to the melodic background tunes performed by the Ghana Communication Technology University (GCTU) Student Choir, looking very stunning in their Unique Ladies’ Association Cloth.
The Vice Chancellor, Professor Emmanuel Ohene Afoakwa, who is also the Patron of GCTULA, gave a welcome speech in which he reaffirmed the university’s commitment to fostering a supportive atmosphere and actively incorporating women in its operations in order to fully realise their potential to influence the university’s future.
The guest speaker, Dr. Josephine Larbi-Appau, urged the ladies and women in general to actively pursue their personal wellness and that of their family with strong interest while ensuring they concentrate well on the upbringing of their children.
She urged the women to conduct themselves professionally at work and refrain from bringing personal matters with them.
The Special Guest of Honour, Oheneyere Gifty Anti encouraged the ladies to be proactive and work for greater heights despite the difficulties they faced.
She advised them to successfully combine their work and personal lives in order to make meaningful contributions to society.
Earlier, Dr. Afia Nyarko Boakye, Vice President of GCTULA and chairperson of the anniversary committee, said “in just one year, the association has grown and thrived, and it’s time to commemorate this milestone with the University Community.”
The association’s motto, according to her, is “Ladies, Together We Rise.”
During the programme, Dr. Larbi-Appau and Oheneyere Gifty Anti received citations which was led by the GCTULA President, Mrs. Susan Aryee.
The Vice Patron of GCTULA, Professor Mrs Rose Mary Amenga-Etego, Dr (Mrs) Juliana Owusu Ansah, Vice Patron of GCTULA, and Mr Emmanuel Baidoo, Registrar of GCTU, all gave messages of goodwill.
By Georgina Quaittoo