ATU to Build New Six-Storey Hostel, Scheduled to Commence in Three Weeks
Date: June 30, 2024

Accra Technical University (ATU) has entered into a contract with FT Global, a local construction firm, to build a six-storey hostel facility on its Kinbu Campus. The official signing ceremony took place at the Council Chamber, marking a significant step towards alleviating the accommodation challenges faced by the university’s growing student population.

The Acting Vice-Chancellor of ATU, Professor Amevi Acakpovi, highlighted the urgent need for the new hostel, citing the rapid increase in student numbers due to the introduction of new programmes. He noted that the current on-campus accommodation is inadequate for the university’s staggering student population of 25,000. He said, “The completion of this project will bring much-needed relief to our students.” He stressed the importance of adhering to the project’s terms and deadlines, and assured FT Global of the university’s full support to ensure timely and successful completion.

Issah Mohammed, Managing Director of FT Global, pledged to deliver a high-quality building within the stipulated timeframe. He expressed delight in the confidence reposed in his company, promising that the project would be completed to the satisfaction of all stakeholders.

The sod-cutting ceremony and commencement of construction are scheduled to take place in three weeks, with an estimated project duration of 30 months.

Several key university officials, including the Acting Pro-Vice-Chancellor, the Registrar, the Internal Auditor, the Director of Procurement, and the Director of Works and Physical Development attended the signing ceremony.

This new hostel facility is expected to significantly improve the living conditions for ATU students, providing a modern and spacious accommodation option that meets the growing demands of the university community.

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Date: June 30, 2024