The University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) has broken ground for the commencement of a sports complex project at its main campus in Sunyani.
The 2,225-metre square sports complex would be constructed in two phases, Professor Elvis Asare-Bediako, the Vice-Chancellor (VC) of the university announced in Sunyani.
He said the first phase, comprising site preparation and fencing, a football pitch and a mechanized borehole was expected to be completed in six months, between the end of May to November this year at the cost of GhC711,000.00.
Prof. Asare-Bediako said ”some Universities are popular because of their huge involvements in sporting activities, but to be able to attain such laurels, a good sporting infrastructure was required to develop and train the sportsmen and women”.
He said the University was on course to attain such a feat, saying once the facility was completed, talent development would increase.
Prof. Asare-Bediako said the project would be funded from the institution’s internally-generated fund, with a principal part of it from the sports levy.
But, he added “students can as well solicit funds for projects such as this for the good of the University”.
In a remark, Mr. Foster Opoku Boakye, the Bono Regional Director of the National Sports Authority said his outfit would support the University to get skillful sportsmen and women to boost sports development in the University and also place their names on the tertiary institutional sporting map.
Mr. Kingsford Diawuo Amankona, President of the Students Representative Council praised the Management of the University for the project, saying when completed it would promote sporting and recreational activities for the training of students to be not only academic but holistic.