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

The Provost of the College of Basic and Applied Sciences (CBAS), Prof. Boateng Onwona-Agyeman, has handed 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 Centre at brief ceremonies held at the respective Centres.

In his remarks, the Provost stated that the buses were procured by the University through the initiative 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 encouraged the centres to put  the buses to good use to support their work.

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


The Dean of School of Agriculture, Prof. Irene Susana Egyir, who received the keys to the buses on behalf of the Centres, stressed the need to ensure adequate maintenance of the buses to prolong their lifespan. The Director of the Physical Development and Municipal Services Directorate (PDMSD), Mr. Charles Kofinti, shared some tips on the best way to maintain the vehicles.

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 pledged 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; Mr. Benjamin Owusu Addo, College Finance Officer; Mr. Richard Daah, College HR Officer, all of CBAS; Mr. Kofi Obeng Yeboah, School Administrator, School of Agriculture; and Mr. John Adenaa Bawa, Senior Administrative Assistant, CBAS.


Source: Nov, 2021