Junior Common Room (JCR) President of Commonwealth Hall, Prince Lumor, has stressed that his administration will facilitate efforts to ensure that power plants in the hall function during power outages.
Explaining the persistence of the problem, he said, over the past 5 years, residents of the hall have not benefited from the power plants although they pay for it; a situation he wants to address before his tenure of office comes to an end.
He however mentioned that previous JCR’s have tried to solve the problem however, their efforts did not materialize.
“I believe the previous administrations have done their bit, they have done their advocacies, but then, it is as if it has not materialized into what members of the Commonwealth Hall are expecting. I am not a man of too much words, I believe in actions than words. So I would only assure members of the hall that I will ensure that our plants get to work”
He added that it is urgent for the problem to be addressed as soon as possible as it poses security threat to members of the hall.
He expounded that during power fluctuations, residents’ resorts to leaving their doors opened, a situation which paves way for unscrupulous people to engage in all manner of activities.
“During power outages, every other activity is at a halt. You will see members of the Commonwealth Hall opening their doors and this is a security matter.
It’s very frustrating. It is something that is on my heart and It’s an assurance I’m giving to members of the Hall that it will be solved, they can take my word for it” he stressed.
Speaking to UniversNews, he noted that even though the Student Representative Council initiated the servicing and refueling of the various plants at the halls during last semester, their problem appears to be beyond fuelling.
“We’ve not powered our plant before, its not been used before. It was recently that the SRC went around when there was some severe power outages and they went around to power most of the plants. But in our case I am told it is a different issue. It has got to do with some programming. So they have to call the manufacturers of the plant to see to an end of the problem” he explained
He was reacting to recent power outages on campus.
Story by: David Quaye|universnewsroom.com