Currently about only a 1,000 students of out of the about 8000 students are accommodated by the school.
The new hostel facility is expected to provide hostel accommodation to over 2000 students.
Mr Emmanuel Okumi-Andoh, Vice Rector who performed the sod cutting ceremony for the project, looked forward to the completion of the project to support the university to address the accommodation challenge.
BYS Company Limited is the developer of the 15 million-dollar project being constructed on campus.
Mr Harry Campbell, the lead Consultant for the project noted that project was being executed under a Built-Own-OperateTransfer agreement, with the Technical University.
He said phase one of the project would make available 210 rooms in one-and-half years adding that “the contractors are ready to meet the highest industry standards.”
Mr. Campbell said some rooms would specifically be tailored to meet the needs of students with disability, while the seven-levelled facility would generally incorporate emergency exits, elevators and other disability friendly accessories.
Mr. Paul Evans Aidoo, Western Regional Minister, who attended the ceremony, urged the university and the developers to operate within the law and the agreement to avoid contractual challenges that could adversely affect the project.
He lauded the partnership between the university and the private sector, saying that the region was poised to advance in development in which the involvement of the private sector was critical.