Published: 14 Feb 2017 Source: University Relations Office (URO)
Selected members of KNUST Management led by the Vice-Chancellor have toured the construction sites of ongoing infrastructural projects. The team visited the site of the Regional Water and Sanitation Centre Kumasi (RWESCK). The four-storey complex which is being funded by the World Bank is being constructed by ASIB Limited. According to Mr. Ecstasy Danso, the site engineer, the project is going on smoothly and is about 40% complete.
At the KNUST School of Business Graduate School site, work was still at the sub-structural level. The project which is being handled by Antartic Contractors is being financed with internally generated funds (IGF).
The Social Science Complex, also under construction, will house six buildings. At the time of the visit two blocks were under construction at 15% and 20% completion level respectively. Mr. Richard Amoako Osae, the site engineer, revealed that the project was in two phases and that the first phase was expected to be completed in two years.
The team also visited the L.I. Andoh Building which is undergoing renovation. The building will serve as security headquarters to cater for the security needs of the university community. Antartic Contractors informed the team that the building, when completed, will house offices, CCTV rooms, server rooms, washrooms, study rooms for both staff and students and a cafeteria.
At the School of Allied Health Complex, the five-storey block was about 75% complete. The School of Medical Science Complex which is being built by Mining and Engineering Contractors is 54% complete and is expected to be fully completed in December, 2017.
The team also inspected four sites for the construction of lay bys and sheds to be used as waiting areas by students who patronize shuttle buses.
Mr. Kyeremeh, the Director of Works and Physical Development stated that he was impressed with the progress of work and his outfit as consultants to the projects, was giving the necessary guidelines and supervision to all stakeholders to ensure successful completion.
Other members of the inspection team were Reverend Professor Charles Ansah, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor; Mr. Andrews Boateng, the Registrar; Mr. Owusu Asamoah, Deputy Registrar in charge of General Administration and Mr. Kwame Yeboah Jr. the University Relations Officer.