Ghana govt to address UENR infrastructural deficit

ghana laThe University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) has made a plea to the government of Ghana to provide it with a seed capital of US$9.20mn to address its infrastructural development deficit

UENR, which was established in Sunyani, in the Bono Region, in 2012 with a student population of 154, has more than 6,000 students as at 2019 and, as a result, have had some constraints on existing infrastructural development which had not seen significant expansion over the years.

This request was made when the Governing Council of the UENR led by its Chairman, Professor A K Tuah, paid a courtesy call the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the Presidency, Jubilee House, in Accra.

“We would like you and your government to help us with similar facilities extended to the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAAS) and University of Environment,” the Council Chairman said.

He said that during the establishment of UENR, by Act 830 in 2011, the University was provided initial amount of US$1.84mn, which was expended on salaries, rehabilitate a few buildings and the acquisition of a few vehicles and recurrent expenditure.

The vice-chancellor of the University, Professor Harrison Dapaah, said that the University has been engaged in several projects including, weather prediction system, earth observation and innovation center, fire detecting equipment capable of detecting wildfires from Senegal to Cameron, among others.

The money is set to help the council to be able to establish some of the equipment and laboratories that it is in need of, vice-chancellor said.

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