The Regional Maritime University (RMU) received a much-needed boost to its transportation capabilities with the generous contribution of three (3) Peugeot 3008 vehicles and a pickup Toyota Full Marks by the Republic of Gambia and Cameroon. The decision to provide these vehicles was reached during a Board of Governors’ meeting to address the pressing issue of the university’s deteriorating vehicle fleet.
The donation, which was officially handed over by the Transport Unit of the university today, the 18th of October, 2023 and was marked by a brief ceremony attended by the university’s management, senior staff drivers at the university premises.
Management and staff of the University in a group photograph
Dr. Jethro W. Brooks, the Acting Vice Chancellor of the Regional Maritime University, expressed his profound gratitude to the Republic of Cameroon and The Gambia for their generous contribution. He also expressed optimism that Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Ghana, who have made commitments to support the university will uphold their promises.
The aging vehicles currently in use will be auctioned, and the proceeds will be directed towards acquiring additional vehicles for the institution adding that, “this innovative approach is poised to bolster the university’s fleet and address the pressing need for reliable transportation for management”.
He noted that this act of commitment will play a pivotal role in alleviating the transportation challenges faced by the RMU. This gesture not only contributes to the institution’s development and progress, but also fosters collaboration and mutual support among member states.
The program was attended by management of the university, Deans of faculties as well as members of staff of the university.
Information Source: Marketing Unit, RMU, 18th October, 2023.