Professor Naana Opoku-Agyemang,
Vice-Chancellor of University of Cape Coast (UCC), on Wednesday
cut the sod for work to begin on a multi-million Ghana Cedi permanent
buildings for the UCC’s School of Agriculture.
The first two phases of the project, being financed by Ghana
Education Trust Fund (GETFUND) at about GH¢3,790,812 include
construction of offices, crop, meat and animal science laboratories,
cold and plant rooms, chemical and general stores.
They are expected to be completed within 24 months, while the third
phase made up of the construction of a veterinary hospital, is yet to be
awarded on contract.
Prof. Opoku-Agyemang expressed appreciation that at long last the
school, which was of a high international repute, but had “scattered
premises” would soon have permanent buildings.
She paid glowing tribute to the hard working staff of the school that
had been a leader in relevant research, providing an outlet for
agricultural extension officers and other related staff to enhance their
activities in Ghana and the world.
Prof. Opoku-Agyemang urged the contractor and consultant to
ensure effective, efficient and timely execution of the project.
Professor Joseph Adjei Kwarteng, Dean of School of Agriculture,
gave the assurance that it would continue to pursue academic and
practical excellence to maintain its reputation as one of the best
agricultural schools in the sub-region.
He said land had been acquired for the establishment of a modern
farm for the school and pledged that the project would be supervised
by its development office to avoid unnecessary delay.