The Agriculture Modernization and Commercialization Committee of the University of Cape Coast yesterday paid a working visit to inspect the university’s 419 acre land located at Twifo Wamaso in the Central Region.
The visit which was spearheaded by the Monitoring and Evaluation unit under the office of the Vice Chancellor forms part of effort in contributing to the achievement of the Vice Chancellor’s development agenda for the University.
The land which was acquired by the university some 8 years ago is expected to be developed to serve as an off-campus teaching and research station for the School of Agriculture as well as community engagement facility to farmers within the Central Region.
The chairman for the Agricultural modernization and commercialization committee of the University of Cape Coast Prof. Aaron Asare who led the team said the location and organization of the land is very strategic and will benefit the university in diverse ways. He expressed optimism that following their report, the land will be developed soon.
“The land is suitable for both research and some commercial activity which can yield some profit for the future”.
“Thus on our return we are hope to hold series of meetings to put the assessment we have made together and then channel the way forward. Some arrangements are already on the grounds and will harness all of them and when necessary push forward. Although sometimes things slow down, with the situation on the ground we need to hasten activities in order to make our presence on the land felt to avoid encroachment by the community”, he indicated.
According to the Coordinator for the Wamaso project “the land has been fully acquired, fully surveyed and compensation has also been fully paid. Now we are looking forward for development and I am happy the new VC has the desire to ensure that it has been developed”.