The Ghana Grid Company has presented two sets of distribution transformers to the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) in Ho on Wednesday. The two transformers valued at GHC 80,000 have capacities of 500kvA and 250kvA.
Rev. Samuel Kwofie, Director of Engineering at GRIDCo, who made the presentation on behalf of the company, said the company as part of its 5th anniversary celebrations, chose to support the budding tertiary institution in its development as it seeks to train the nation’s human resources in the area of health.
“This donation is in support of a major national cause in education, within the context of our corporate social responsibility” he said.
He also assured the University of GRIDCo’s readiness to provide any support within its area of operation.
Professor Fred Binka, Vice-Chancellor of the UHAS, receiving the transformers, thanked GRIDCo for their kind gesture and described the presentation of the transformers as timely. Stating that it will enhance the supply of adequate electricity to the university’s permanent site, as the Chinese contractor commences the construction of the first phase of permanent structures
Prof. Binka also said UHAS as a new university needs a lot of infrastructure investment and appealed to other corporate bodies to support the university in its development.
Meanwhile, Prof. Fred Binka has disclosed that the University 0f Health and Allied Sciences, is putting in place structures to increase enrollment by over 200 percent in the 2013/2014 academic year. He also hinted of the introduction of a two year top up programmes for diploma holders in public health, nursing and midwifery.
Story by: Lambert Atsivor