The University of Ghana has signed an agreement with the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), on the release of land for the construction of a sewage treatment plant. The project, which is part of the Accra Sewage Improvement Project (ASIP), is being funded by the African Development Bank and will cost GH¢22 million.
Signing the agreement on behalf of the University, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. C.N.B. Tagoe said the project was very significant, especially as the population of the University had grown considerably over the years. He said to meet the demands of the growth in population, the University has in the recent past, upgraded transformers to augment the electrical system and erected a sub-station to meet the increased energy use, occasioned by new buildings and for the use of equipment and general lighting. He added that water supply had also been augmented with the construction of about 8 boreholes.
The Vice-Chancellor pledged the full support of the University for the Project, which he described as an expensive venture.
On behalf of the AMA, Major (Rtd.) T.K. Awuah, Project Manager of ASIP, said the Assembly was grateful to the University for the release of the land. He noted that the AMA will extend the project to cover the whole of Accra.
Present at the ceremony were the Registrar, Mr. J.M. Budu and the Project accountant of ASIP, Mr. Raymond Addokwei Brown.