President Akufo-Addo tours Volta Region and commissions Technology Centre and inspects UHAS Hohoe campus
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has commissioned a Rural Technology and Solution Centre at Gbi-Godenu in the Hohoe Municipality of the Volta Region.
The centre was built with the aim of serving as an operational ground for mechanics, sprayers, electricians and welders which would help decongest the town.
The President, already touring the Volta and Oti Regions passed by the World Bank Secondary City Market in Hohoe to inspect ongoing works on the project.
The construction firms undertaking the market project are John Mork Construction and Trading Limited, Crown of Victory Company Limited and J. A. Biney & Co.
The contractors are working on 106 lockable stores, 144 sheds, a warehouse, creche, a health centre, police and fire posts.
The market, upon completion would serve as one of the major trading centre along the Eastern Corridor Road.
Fodome Campus of the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) was not left out of the President’s list of project inspection. He made it a point to pass by and see progress on the project.
Addressing both the traditional and religious leaders in Hohoe, he stated that about 160 million dollars was sought for the expansion of the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) in Fodome.
The President also noted that when construction works were completed, the facility would no longer serve as just a campus but a basis for a separate independent University for Hohoe to serve the Northern part of the Volta Region.
Professor John Owusu Gyapong, the current Vice Chancellor of UHAS informed the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that each floor of the structure contained a 50 and 100 seater lecture hall.
“So for the four floors, it means we have a total seating capacity of about 600, which is the first phase and there is also an administration block.”
He said it was their fervent prayer that the project was expanded to the second, third and fourth phases.
Stating some of the challenges of the school, the Vice Chancellor said UHAS needed lecture halls, spaces for lecturers, teaching facilities and laboratories for academic activities.
“Currently we operate from the premises of the Hohoe Hospital which is not adequate and we should be able to expand admissions to students.”
If funds are available, he noted that contractors revealed that the project would be completed by December.
President Akufo-Addo also a meeting with chiefs from the Fodome, Wli and Gbledi Traditional Areas.