Official Launch of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Accra

This week was the Official Launch of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kwabenya, Accra Campus.

As it was invite only I went with the man I boought my land from and who also sold the land to the university to build on. The university have 120 plots as they will apparently expanding in the near future.

KNUST additional land

It was a very nice ceremony. They had prominent speakers, a tour of the university then a lunch reception, even thought the food was not very tasty so as they brought the plate to me was literally how they took it back.
Not so tasty food at the launch
The only other issue I had was the host that was seating people at the reception lunch.

Reception lunch seating

Due to the fact that I look young, as me and the man I was with were about to sit down she came over and pin pointed me out of everyone and said “I know you came with him, but could you go and sit in the other room as these seats are limited to vices and CEO’s”. We were like “What? Pardon? Huh?Excuse me?!” So she repeated it and then said “Is she your wife?” He then said “Yes” then she said “Oh ok, that’s fine”
Sorry but what a cheeky sod, he had to say that just because I look young so she thought she could take liberties. Not knowing I am from the private sector putting my blood sweat and tears into creating accommodation for THEIR students, she’s so lucky I didn’t feel like making a scene that day! But that’s a lot of older Ghanians mentality though, they have no respect for young people.

Anyways, the building is extremely nice with air-con in all the rooms including class rooms and I’m loving the red, yellow and green colour scheme.

Typical classroom
Check out the video above for a tour.
I got to meet the queen mother of Kwabenya and the chief of the area where my land is. They were all very friendly and said they would remember me in their prayers so I can finish my project. I’m easy to remember too because I’m the only young girl with an English accent in the area.

Queen Mother and Chiefs of Kwabenya
The chairman asked for the help from the private sector to provide facilities like hostels and shops and in exchange they will construct the road properly in the next 2 years. Which was good and refreshing to hear.
It all seems quite exciting for them and for us in the private sector who in the future will reap the benefits of providing affordable comfortable accommodation for students in a nice secure community.

Sometimes in life you don’t know why God allows what we see as bad things to happen to us, as years ago when that pastor tried to dupe me out of the land and my money (click here for to find out what happened), I thought it was the end if the world, not knowing that something much better was waiting in the wings as this land is so much better interms of no litigation, nice community spirit so I feel safe and fit in, a lot of developments happening, due to the university I now have more exit strategies for my project and the area will advance quicker than any normal areas in Ghana that are waiting for the government to bring lights and construct the road. I am very pleased with this land.

Today’s Thought: Always trust that God has a plan for us. He takes something’s away from us so he can give us something better. Even though it’s hard to see it at the time.

4 Comments on Official Launch of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Accra

  1. I’m so excited to hear great tenacity on your part Akua. You’re my hero. As your name sake I’m the wimpier version who was born and bred in Ghana, travelled abroad, bought time and is totally scared moving back. I love your blog and your perspective on life (especially in Ghana). Funny you should mention Kwabenya. That’s where I call home. Thanks to your blog, I’ll be roaming those streets very soon. 🙂

  2. I’m so excited to hear great tenacity on your part Akua. You’re my hero. As your name sake I’m the wimpier version who was born and bred in Ghana, travelled abroad, bought time and is totally scared moving back. I love your blog and your perspective on life (especially in Ghana). Funny you should mention Kwabenya. That’s where I call home. Thanks to your blog, I’ll be roaming those streets very soon. 🙂

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