GRIDCo supports KNUST College of Engineering


The Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) has presented an amount of GH₵250,000 to the College of Engineering at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

The gesture is to help convert the Levine Hall – which has been out of use due to disrepair – into an ultramodern conference facility aimed at enhancing conducive teaching and learning experiences.

This gesture is a fulfilled promise made by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GRIDCo, Ebenezer Kofi Essienyi, early this year when he visited the school. Upon talks with Provost-College of Engineering, Prof. Kwabena Biritwum Nyarko, who requested support to help the college have a befitting conference room, Ing. Essienyi agreed to help.

Therefore, a few months following the request GRIDCo sent GH₵250,000 to the College. However, as a means to formally announce the support by bringing a dummy cheque to the school, Acting Director, Office of the CEO, Northern Network, Benjamin Kingsford Ntsin, said this gesture reaffirms the company’s long-term partnership with the institution.

“This gesture indicates GRIDCo’s resolve to strengthen the relationship between both institutions. The donation also forms part of GRIDCo’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiative, which underscores the company’s commitment to supporting Science and Technology. Besides, it aligns with Goal 4 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), focusing on ‘Quality Education for all’.

“GRIDCo anticipates positive outcomes from this collaborative effort, as it remains focused on its mandate to deliver Ghana’s power transmission needs while actively contributing to the development of education and sustainable practices in the country,” he said.

On his part, Provost-College of Engineering, Prof. Biritwum Nyarko, applauded GRIDCo for fulfilling their promise to the college.

He however noted that this is not the first time GRIDCo is assisting the college – prior to the Volta River Authority (VRA) gifting them GH₵2million cedis, GRIDCo had given the college the highest amount of monetary support at GH₵1million.

He further assured GRIDCo the money will be used for its intended purpose of aiding teaching and learning.

Further touting some support from GRIDCo, Prof. Biritwum Nyarko said that some staff from the country’s power generating hub do go to the college as guest lecturers to give first-hand skills training to the students.

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