Provost Hands Over 60-Seater Tata Buses to the College’s Three Agricultural Research Centres

The Provost of the College of Basic and Applied Sciences (CBAS) together with the Dean of the School of Agriculture hands over a 60-seater TATA bus each to the College’s three Agriculture Research Centres – the Livestock and Poultry Research Centre (LIPREC), the Soil and Irrigation Research Centre (SIREC), and the Forest and Horticultural Crops Research Centres. Brief handing over ceremonies were held at the Centres on 29th September 2021, 6th October 2021 and 8th October 2021, respectively.

The Dean of School of Agriculture (left) showing the bus’ keys to the gathering after receiving them from the Provost of CBAS (right)

In his remarks, the Provost of CBAS, Prof. Boateng Onwona-Agyeman, stated that the buses were procured by the University through the initiative and instrumentality of Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, former Vice-Chancellor; Prof. Daniel Kwadwo Asiedu, former Provost of CBAS; Prof. Daniel Bruce Sarpong, former Dean of School of Agriculture; and the then Heads of Centre. He added that, apart from the buses, a pick-up vehicle each would be presented to the Centres at a later date. He urged that the buses be put to good use to support work at the Centres.

The Provost of CBAS, the Dean of School of Agriculture and the Director of the Physical Development and Municipal Services Directorate (PDMSD), Mr. Charles Kofinti, stressed the need to ensure adequate maintenance of the buses to prolong their lifespan.

Group photograph at LIPREC

The Heads of Centre expressed their profound gratitude to the Provost, Dean and Management of the University for the kind gesture. They indicated that the buses would be of immense benefit to the activities of the Centres. Also, they undertook to ensure that the buses are always in good condition.

Group photograph at SIREC

The Provost and Dean seized the opportunity to familiarise themselves with activities at the Centres, and to interact with the Heads of Centre and employees.

Group photograph at FOHCREC

Also present at the ceremonies were Mr. Emmanuel Baidoo, College Secretary of CBAS; Mr. Benjamin Owusu Addo, College Finance Officer, CBAS; Mr. Richard Daah, College HR Officer, CBAS; Mr. Kofi Obeng Yeboah, School Administrator, School of Agriculture; and Mr. John Adenaa Bawa, Senior Administrative Assistant, CBAS.

Head of LIPREC, Dr. Leonard K. Adjorlolo (left) receiving key’s to the bus from Dean of School of Agriculture, Prof. Irene S. Egyir, (right).

Provost of CBAS, Prof. Boateng Onwona-Agyeman (third from right) handing over keys to the bus to Head of SIREC, Prof. Macarius Yangyuoru (left)

Head of FOHCREC, Dr. Collinson Brentu (right) receiving keys to the bus from Dean of School of Agriculture, Prof. Irene S. Egyir, (left).