Obuasi MCE Officially hands over 50-acre land for the establishment of fully fledged University in Obuasi

Last Updated on November 27, 2023 by Admin

A delegation from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Obuasi campus led by the New Coordinating Dean Prof. Lawrence Darkwa on Thursday, 23rd November, 2023 paid a courtesy call on the Chief Executive of the Obuasi Municipal Assembly Hon. Elijah Adansi-Bonah in his office in Obuasi.

The purpose of the visit was to officially introduce the New Coordinating Dean to the Obuasi Municipal Assembly and the Municipal Chief Executive.

Receiving the delegation on the presence of management of the Obuasi Municipal Assembly, Hon. Elijah Adansi-Bonah commended them for the visit and said the Assembly thinks highly of the KNUST-Obuasi campus and views it as the heartbeat of the Obuasi economy.

He said his administration has made several commitments to ensure the KNUST-Obuasi campus dream sees the light of day stressing that the Assembly will continue to support the University to succeed.

50-acre land for the Obuasi University

The Obuasi MCE further revealed that a 50-acre land acquired at Nhyiaeso in the Obuasi Municipality for the establishment of a fully-fledged University in Obuasi will officially be handed over to KNUST.

” It has always remained my personal dream that Obuasi will have a fully-fledged University. To make this a reality, we have decided to hand over the land at Nhyiaeso to the University whiles we discuss compensation issues with Nananom”

Professor Lawrence Darkwa on his part lauded the Municipal Chief Executive for his tremendous contributions towards the establishment of the KNUST-Obuasi campus.

He said he had been briefed about the relentless efforts by Hon. Elijah Adansi-Bonah to make the dream of having a University in Obuasi a reality.

The Coordinating Dean of the KNUST-Obuasi campus said it has always been in the plans of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology to have a fully-fledged University in Obuasi emphasizing that, the acquisition of the 50-acre land by the Assembly will serve as a huge boost to the vision.

He again, said the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology will be happy to be part and contribute to the Examination printing center which AngloGold Ashanti is collaborating with the Obuasi Municipal Assembly to put up.

” You know our track record as an educational institution so we would want to also play a major role in the management of the Exams center when it is completed”.

The Municipal Coordinating Director Stephen Tecku said management of the Assembly had to quicken the process to ensure the facilities at the KNUST Obuasi campus are ready due to the fact that, Obuasi almost became a ghost town when AngloGold Ashanti laid off some of its workers.

He pledged the support of management of the Assembly to the KNUST Obuasi campus. ” Our doors are always opened when you call on us”.

Prof Lawrence Darkwa replaced Prof Richard Akwasi Buamah who was the Coordinating Dean of the KNUST-Obuasi campus.

Story by: ISD-OMA

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