The University was established per the UNIVERSITY OF ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (UESD) ACT,2015 (ACT898)
Sodcutting for the project was on 30th December 2016. However, financial and contractual challenges delayed the start of the project until January 2018.
Under Phase One of the project, the following facilities have been constructed by Messrs Contracta Costruzioni Italia,
Lecture Hall Block for the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
13 No. Lecture Halls with a total seating capacity of 1,545
1 No. Video Conference Room with a seating capacity of 40
1 No. Computer Research Room with a seating capacity of 24
6 No. Offices for Senior Lecturers
2 No. Students' Common Room
5 No. Telecom Rooms
i. Multi-Purpose Hall Block for the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
252- Seater Multi-functional Hall
100- Seater Dining Room
Locker Rooms and Washrooms
ii. Laboratory Building for the School of Agriculture and Agro-Entrepreneurship Development
7 No. Laboratory Rooms with a total seating capacity of 132
7 No. Apparatus Rooms
iii. Faculty Offices (Administration Block) for the School of Agriculture and Agro-Entrepreneurship Development
18 No. Offices
2 No. Conference Rooms
iv. Students' Hostel Block (80- bed capacity)
18 No. Standard Rooms for 4 Persons each
2 No. Rooms for Disabled Persons
Vice Chancellor's Residency
Pro Vice Chancellors' Residency
Key Officers' Residency
The cost of this phase is Forty-five million, Five Hundred and Seventy-five Thousand Euros (€45,575,000.00). This was under a Commercial Agreement with M/S Contracta Construzione through Financing Agreements with the Deutsche Bank S.p.A and the Export Credit Guarantee from Italy.
Official commencement date for the project was set at January 9, 2018.
Phase Two involves the provision of the following facilities:
• Lecture Halls
• Main Library
• Football Pitch
• Handball/Basket Ball
• Tennis Court
• Tartan Track
The Contract agreement was signed on 6th May, 2020.
The EPC/Turnkey Contract Agreement with M/S Contracta is valued at Forty-nine million, Eight Hundred and Ninety-one Thousand, Ninety-eight Euros (€49,891,098.00) for completion within 30months.
FINANCIAL CLEARANCE FOR STAFF RECRUITMENT
Government, through the Ministry of Finance, has granted financial clearance to the university to recruit an initial 300 staff members to enable its smooth take-off.
The Interim Council is also expected to commence recruitment of its first batch of undergraduate students for the 2020/2021 academic year.
FINANCING OF BUNSO CAMPUS OF THE UNIVERSITY
Government of Ghana has received a loan from the Export-Import Bank of Korea from the resources of the Economic Development Cooperation Fund (EDCF) of the Republic of Korea in the amount of US$90,000,000 toward the cost of the Establishment of University of Environment and Sustainable Development (UESD), Bunso Campus Project. The loan agreement was signed in 2018.
The project consists of the following components:
a. Building Construction Works
b. Provision of Equipment
c. Capacity Building
d. Post-project Operational Support
e. Consulting Services