A newly completed sports facility comprising a gymnasium and a sports hall has been inaugurated at the University.
The facility which was constructed by Paa Badu Construction Limited took three years to be completed with a loan from Prudential Bank.
Facility First of its Kind
The Chairman of the Sports and Recreation Committee, Dr. Charles Domfeh in a remark described the facility as “dream come true” saying “it has taken a lot of strenuous efforts to get the project done”.
Dr. Domfeh indicated that the facility was the first of its kind to be put up by any university in the country and added that it would bring a lot of international competitions to the University.
“The project is going to tremendously improve on sporting infrastructure as well as sporting activities and events on our campus”, Dr. Domfeh said.
Appreciation to SRC and Sports Committee
Speaking before the inauguration, Vice-Chancellor, Prof. D. D. Kuupole commended the student body and the Sports and Recreation Committee for their commitment and resilience to have the project executed.
“The students agreed to bill themselves to help pay for the loan, if they had not committed themselves to this noble venture, we could not have come this far”, the Vice-Chancellor added.
“We hope you will continue with such support and collaborate with management in providing the needed facilities for the university”, he stressed.
The Vice Chancellor said the facility was only one component that was ready with the other still under construction and therefore called on the contractors to expedite work on the remaining one.
Prof. Kuupole charged the Sports and Recreation Committee to come up with a maintenance schedule to ensure that facility was always kept in good condition to serve many more clients. “You need to adhere to a good maintenance culture so we can keep it as beautiful as we are seeing now”, he added.
The new project has to be filled with modern indoor sporting facilities and equipment that would give clientele the best of services they can access anywhere.
It was in view of this that the Vice Chancellor called for partnership with others to find the best ways possible to get the place fully equipped.
“There is the need to find a way of equipping this place. If we do not have money, we need to partner someone to make good use of this facility”.
Touching on the importance of exercise, he said, “When you exercise regularly, you keep strong but if you do not you will keep going to the hospital”.
Present during the inauguration were the Registrar, Mr. John Kofi Nyan, Provost of College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences, Prof. L. K. Sam-Amoah; Provost of College of Humanities and Legal Studies, Prof. Dora Edu-Buandoh; Deputy Registrar, Training and Development, Rev. I. Barfi Sarbeng; Director of Internal Audit, Mr. Emmanuel P. Owusu.