UENR Begins Construction of Kenyasi Campus
A sod cutting ceremony for the third campus of the University Energy and Natural Resources UENR has been held at Kenyasi no 2 in the Brong Ahafo Region. The campus when completed will admit students to pursue various degree programmes under the School of Construction, Mining and Technology. A delegation from Sunyani lead by the Vice Chancellor of UENR Professor Harrison Dapaah, joined the traditional leaders as well as other stakeholders in the Asutifi North Municipality to grace the occasion.
Professor Harrison Dapaah in his speech thanked the traditional leaders and the people of Kenyasi no2 for leasing a land towards the development of the university campus. He announced that the campus would start admitting students for the 2018/2019 academic year, when the infrasture to accommodate students are made ready.
He assured the people that management will do its best to make the UENR-Kenyasi campus become a reality and pleaded with the stakeholders in charge of the project to work hard to complete the project on schedule.
The Krontihene Nana Kontor Fofie who deputized for the paramount chief of the Kenyasi traditional area Odeneho Dadieko Nsiah Ababio, expressed his gratitude to the delegation for such a great opportunity offered them. He added that, though the project had delayed due to the implementation process, however, he was grateful that it has finally come to into fruition. He urged the community members to help bring the project to into a reality.
The Acting Director of Newmount Ahafo Development Fund NADEF Mr. Emmanuel Eshun said the project was of good value especially to the youth of the community hence, the benefit that will come as a result of the university’s presence should not be taken for granted.
The District Chief Executive of Asutifi-North, Mr. Anthony Mensah also added that education was key to development and charged the community members to give their full support to the project. He further gave assurance that the District Assembly in their own time will also support the project.
Various religious prayers were said to commit the whole project into God’s hands during the sod cutting ceremony at land site where work have already commenced.