newsghana.com.gh 27 Nov, 2016
The new facility, estimated to cost about $ 2.4 million would take a projected duration of 18 months to complete by WACCI. The facility would house offices, lecture rooms, bioinformatics platform, seed science laboratory, tissue culture laboratory, a library and conference and meeting rooms. The world-class PhD training in Plant Breeding and MPhil in Seed Science and Technology would be scaled up as the Centre begins the construction of a multi-purpose facility. The construction of the building, which is being funded by the World Bank Africa Centres of Excellence (ACE) Project and the Centre’s internally generated funds. The ACE Project aimed at promoting regional specialization in disciplinary fields (such as Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Health, and Agriculture). The Centre has increased initial investments from $ 5.8 million to over $ 26.0 million and is expected to scale up activities from January 2018 with increased institutional support from the University of Ghana.