Members of the Governing Council of the University of Professional Studies, Accra have inspected ongoing works on the construction of two separate hostel blocks as well as work on the construction of a multipurpose twin-tower project.
The delegation paid a visit to the three construction sites after a special meeting held on Friday, May 7, 2021.
Led by the Chairman of Council, Dr Kofi Ohene-Konadu and the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Abednego F. O. Amartey, the team also visited a newly purchased property located behind the UPSA Auditorium which has been earmarked for the construction of another hostel for the School of Graduate Studies.
After the visit, Dr Ohene-Konadu expressed his satisfaction with the progress of the various construction works which he said were right on schedule.
The construction of the two hostel projects is estimated at over 45 million cedis each. The residential facilities will collectively house over 3,200 students when completed.
The multipurpose twin-tower building, on other hand, is valued at GH¢133,903,558 and comprises commercial space, office complex and lecture rooms.
“We are trying to solve a major problem that has faced this University for some time now, and that is to address the residential needs of our students,” Prof Amartey told UPSA Media.
“In spite of all the challenges brought about by the pandemic, all the new UPSA infrastructural development projects initiated in 2019 are progressing according to schedule. It is our hope that when these projects are eventually completed, the perennial accommodation problem of our students will be eased.”