For close to a month now, students and management alike have been battling with acute water shortage due to the drying up of Ayensu River which is the main source of water supply to the winneba municipality. For that matter management is putting measures in place to address the issue for the school.
On 15th February 2016, after a close door meeting with the Student Representative Council (SRC) executive, a close source disclosed that management had come to an agreement to supply the students with water.
But before the crunch meeting, management of the various halls on campus - Ghartey, Aggrey, Simpa and University hall had intervened by hiring water tankers.
Meanwhile, in an interview with the university's public relations officer held on the school's radio - Radio Windy Bay 98.3 Mhz, on 16th February 2016, he confirmed the outcome of the meeting and added that water tankers had been deployed to supply water to students. He entreated students not to panic because the exercise will continue until the situation was curtailed .
He was however quick to admit how expensive the venture was since the closest place to draw water from was Swedru. And that should the situation persist, management will consider the drilling of mechanised boreholes.
Students will therefore attest to the fact that since that swift initiative, there have been an appreciable improvement in the water shortage.
In what many believed to be an anticipation of the problem not ending soon, management has since resorted to drilling of mechanised boreholes on the three campuses.(south,north and central)
My checks can put on record that, two boreholes have been drilled at South Campus with one in operation to the delight of students. Central campus has also been blessed with one but is yet to be operational. For that of North campus, even though materials have been sent to site, work is yet to commence.
Work should be completed on North Campus in the course of the Week.
In an interview with students on the drilling of boreholes, some express satisfaction at work done so far and thank the University Management. Others could hardly hide their joy for such an initiative and pray for the life of the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mawutor Avoke.