A 500 KVA power plant valued at GH¢158,000 cedis has been inaugurated by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. D. D. Kuupole to help ameliorate the problems associated with power outages.
The project was initiated and financed by the Junior Common Room (JCRC) and the hall Council with support from NESSTRA Ghana Limited and Ashfoam. It is intended to constant supply of electric power to the hall during power outages.
Giving the background of the acquisition of the power plant, the hall Master, Mr. David Adukpo intimated that it became evident during the recent nationwide load shedding exercise that the hall needed such a facility to provide electricity to students during power outages. Mr. Adukpo commended the students for their show of commitment towards the cause of the hall and indicated that both students and staff of the hall have decided to provide financial support towards the fuelling and maintenance of the plant.
Speaking before the inauguration, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. D. D. Kuupole expressed happiness for what the students had done saying “This is what we expect from students that is, your energies being channeled for purposive development and not to do something else.” He admonished the students to take their academic work seriously since they would take over from the ageing staff of the university.
Some of the important personalities at the ceremony were the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Prof. John Nelson Buah, Director of Finance, Mr. Caxton Oduro Donkor, Acting Director of Internal Audit, Mr. Emmanuel Owusu, Deputy Registrar, Division of Public Affairs, Mrs. Mildred Asmah and some Council Members of the hall as well as past and present hall tutors.
Earlier on, the Vice-Chancellor visited the construction site of new premises of the ATL FM/TV to access the progress of work.
The contractor of the project Mr. Ebo Parker, indicated that work was progressing steadily and would be completed on schedule if the materials were made readily available and on time.
Kwame Nkrumah Hall Inaugurates 500 KVA Power Plant