|Ambassador Buohong, (2nd right) being briefed by site officials|
The Chinese ambassador to Ghana madam Sun Baohong last week inspected construction work on the permanent campus of the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) at Sokode-Lokoe near Ho, in the Volta region.
The project which is been executed by a Chinese Technical team, Yanjian Group, includes the construction of lecture halls, auditorium, multi-purpose science laboratory, administration block and residential facilities for both staff and students and it is expected to be ready for occupation by 2015.
Ambassador Baohong who was impressed with the progress of construction work, said the project is the ‘first large-scale’ China aid construction in the Volta region and expressed confidence in the Yanjian Group to do a good job, as it has done with previous ones including the Foreign Affairs Ministry office complex in Accra.
She urged the workers to exert work hard to ensure smooth and early completion of the project, which according to her is ‘distinct’, because of its propensity to drive the development of new communities in the area.
The Chinese ambassador was accompanied on the tour by chiefs of Asogli traditional area, led by the Agbogbomefia, Togbe Afede XIV, the Volta regional minister, Madam Hellen Ntoso and her deputy Francis Ganyaglo.
A representative of Yanjian Group, the Chinese firm executing the project complained about the poor access road to the site and delays in supply of electricity and water to speed up work on the remaining sites of the project.
The Volta regional minister, Madam Helen Ntoso assured the contractors of efforts by the regional coordinating council to tackle the challenges being faced at site.
Ambassador Buohong who was on her first official visit to the Volta region since assuming office three months ago, also commissioned 25-seater ICT laboratory funded by the Chinese embassy at the Philip Akpo memorial J.H.S in Ho.
The University of Health and Allied Sciences, currently operates from temporary facilities Ho and Hohoe.