The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, KNUST placed first at the recently held SADA Calabash Incubation competition organized by the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority held on the March 24 in Tamale.
Some students from the College of Engineering have affirmed that KNUST is the premier university for developing great minds in Engineering in Ghana as Ahiati Ebenezer, Stephen Blay, Sohna Huja Jeng and Helen Afi Amorin from the Mechanical Engineering department were among the students representing KNUST in the competition as they placed first.
Speaking of their win, the group leader, Ebenezer Ahiati said that it was a great privilege for them to present in front of and to be judged by prominent field engineers. He added that they also recognized the opportunity as a means to contribute to nation building.
The competition which required students to design proposals concerning infrastructure planning in Ghana also requested participants to underline the problems of infrastructure in Ghana and propose solutions to them. The problems spanned from water management to transportation systems through to energy and waste management.
Although they easily swept the first and second positions, the third was a close tie between KNUST and Regional Maritime University.
Dignitaries such as the Deputy Minister for Tourism and Upper West regional minister graced the occasion amongst other prominent persons.