The Vice-Chancellor of Takoradi Technical University, Rev. Prof. John Frank Eshun has cut sod and handed over the site for the construction of Students’ Representative Council (SRC) complex to facilitate activities of the Students’ Body.
According to him, the facility being funded by the SRC at a cost of GH¢ 3million has come at an opportune time. The SRC has over the years been operating from an enclosed space in the University Clinic, and due to the vision to expand the clinic to a hospital, it has become expedient to get a permanent place for the council to operate from.
Rev. Prof. Eshun expressed gratitude to the student leadership for their cooperation to make the building of such facility come into fruition. “The time has come for the students to have a place such as this (SRC Complex) to enhance the work of the council and other student activities”.
He urged Steve Kwegya Construction Ltd, the contractor, to expedite action on construction of the various phases of the project for the students.
Explaining the specifics of the project, the Director of Works and Physical Development, Mr. Philip Kwaw indicated that the four-storey complex, expected to be completed within 24 months, will have facilities such as office spaces, library, seminar and conference rooms, internet café, restaurant, supermarket and accommodation for the students’ council.
Mr. Kwaw further stated that even though the students needed the complex urgently, urged the contractor to ensure that the speed comes with quality.
The Dean of Students’ Affairs, Mr. Frederick Nakwa Anderson thanked the University Management for their unremitting effort in facilitating the procurement processes to make the project a reality. He also entreated the contractor to expedite work on the project to meet the deadlines.
The SRC President, Mr. Kofi Edele Armah, on his part, expressed his excitement that the plan to put up a permanent structure for the students body has yielded fruit. He expressed gratitude to the Management for their support in the whole process.
Present at the handing over ceremony of the site to Messers Steve Kwegya Construction were the Registrar, Mrs. Silvia Oppong-Mensah, staff from the Development Office and the Students’ Representative Council.