UG Accommodation: Construction of Commonwealth hall annexes ‘a critical step’ – Vice-Chancellor


Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, has described the construction of the over 4,500-bed annexes for the Commonwealth Hall as a critical step in solving the University’s accommodation issues.

“This day is very important day on the calendar of the University since it marks a critical step in the University’s effort to expand students accommodation on campus and to add on to the infrastructural stock.”

Speaking as the Guest of honour at the sod cutting ceremony for the project to begin, Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu indicated that the project, when completed, will go a long way to help assuage the dire accommodation challenges facing the University.

He also mentioned that University authorities were working to develop over 14 acres of University lands to construct residential facilities.

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The Vice-Chancellor noted that the University Land Lease Committee had advanced negotiations with other stakeholders to see to the realization of these projects.

This project, named ‘The VANDAL Annex Project, is expected to be completed in 2021 is expected to add about 4,660 beds to the existing Hall accommodation infrastructure.

The first phase of about 2,000 beds is expected to be completed in September 2020 with the rest coming in 2021.

The project, which will be executed by KPMM Company Limited, is valued at about US$64m