Las Palmas Food Centre and Partners Meet Management

Published: 04 Aug 2014 Source: University Relations Office (URO)

Las Palmas Food Centre

The management of Las Palmas Food Centre Ltd. (LPFCL) together with their business development partners, Enviro Agscience, Inc. Columbia has met management of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

The high-level meeting was to afford the Enviro Agscience delegation the opportunity to inspect the proposed five-hundred-and-ten-acre site for the cultivation of scientific and commercial farms at Anwomaso. They also visited the site earmarked for lecture theatres, offices, residential facilities and a farmstead where students would stay for training and research. This is in line with an earlier memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between KNUST and the LPFCL.   

Johnson Quarshie, the Chief Executive Officer of LPFCL, said after the signing of the MoU between his outfit and KNUST, he had to inform his business partners who also expressed interest in the agreement. He therefore came with them to see the site and also to inform the management of the University of their preparedness to partner the university in solving some of its accommodation challenges.

Mr. Quarshie said having learnt of the challenges that students and staff faced in terms of accommodation, they have agreed to build estates for staff and students to help ease the accommodation challenges confronting the university. LPFCL and Enviro Agscience, Inc. have therefore come up with a proposal to that effect.

Professor William Otoo Ellis, Vice-Chancellor, received the proposal on behalf of the University.  He thanked the LPFCL and their partners for their support for the cause of KNUST and education in Ghana. Professor Ellis agreed that housing was one of the challenges facing the University and that the proposal would be looked at by the Development Committee, the University Council, the Development Office and all stakeholders, after which a response would be given.

The Columbian team, Enviro Agscience Inc., was led by Dr. Louis Lynn, Dr. Krystal Lynn Conner and Dahl N. Myers, the business lawyer.

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