UG Senior Officials Tour SIREC

Senior university officials touring the Cage Fish Project

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo, together with some senior officials, have concluded their tour of the University’s Agricultural Research Centres with a visit to the Soil and Irrigation Research Centre (SIREC). 

In his welcome address, Prof. Macarius Yangyuoru, Head of the Centre, noted with joy the delight of the Centre at the Vice-Chancellor’s visit. “This is one of the rare moments we’ve had the Vice-Chancellor come to interact with us’, he said.

In a meeting held during the tour, Prof. Yangyuoru explained that SIREC can produce rice and vegetables throughout the year, but rice production is the Centre’s main source of funds. He also appealed to the Vice-Chancellor to assist in completing the Centre’s office complex. 

Prof. Amfo and senior officials engaged the SIREC Team in a discussioin geared towards enhancing the productivity of the Centre.

Led by the SIREC team, the Vice-Chancellor and her her team toured the vegetable and rice fields, the milling processing unit, and the mango museum where all the seven (7) varieties of Ghanaian mangoes can be found.

The touring team also visited the Caged Fish Project where they joined the staff to harvest matured tilapia.

Throughout the tour, the Vice-Chancellor and her delegation shared ideas with the Centre’s faculty and staff on building research capacity of young faculty members, capital investments and future aspirations of the Centre.

At the end of the visit, Prof Amfo, noted, how impressed she was because SIREC is the only Agricultural Research Centre where she encountered female scientists. She said, ‘touring the Research Centres have been enlightening for me. I see the potential for research and production’. She also thanked the leadership of SIREC for the kind reception.

Dr. Yvonne O. Kugblenu Darrah, Research Fellow, moved the vote of thanks.

The Senior officials who visited SIREC included Prof. Felix Asante, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Research, Innovation and Development; Prof. Boateng Onwona-Agyeman, Provost, CBAS; Prof. Kwasi Darteh-Baah, Director, Office of Institutional Advancement; Prof. Irene Susana Egyir, Dean, School of Agriculture; Prof. Eric Yirenkyi Danquah, Director, West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement; Mr. Emmanuel Baidoo, College Secretary, CBAS; Mrs. Elizier T. Ameyaw-Buronyah, Director, Public Affairs Directorate; Mrs. Arhizah Blay-Abiti, Senior Assistant Registrar, Office of the Vice-Chancellor; Mr. Benjamin Addo, CBAS Finance Officer, Mr. Daniel Hormeku and Mr. Mawusi Kofi Glozah, Senior Assistant Registrars, CBAS.

A group photo of senior university officials and the Centre's faculty