VC IMPRESSED BY THE SCIENTIFIC INGENUITY BEHIND NZULEZU; PROMISES INTENSIVE RESEARCH BY PU ENGINEERING STUDENTS
The Vice-Chancellor of Pentecost University, Prof. Kwabena Agyapong-Kodua expressed amazement about the architectural ingenuity behind the Nzulezu township. The town with inhabitants of approximately 500 people was built on a vast surface of water some 400 years ago. The VC visited the town as part of official duties in the Enzema enclave of the Western Region of Ghana and described it as a gem that needs attention to become a model of African innovation. He further pledged intensive research in the town by Pentecost University. This is what the VC said about Nzulezu on his official Facebook handle:
As part of our visit to Nzema land for the Apostolisation programme, we had the chance to explore the nearby town of Nzulezu, located on a vast water body. I was amazed by two things there: (1) the presence and impact of The Church of Pentecost in the community – thanks to our ministers and leaders in Area; (2) the engineering and scientific ingenuity of the ancient architecture of Nzulezu.
Nzulezu, which means “surface of water” in English is a testament to the intellectual, innovative, and courageous spirit of the inhabitants. Many years ago, a group of indigenous people built their town on stilts over a river with remarkable civil and construction engineering knowledge. Today, Nzulezu remains a simple community with modest living conditions, but its architecture and history are a marvel of Innovation and Architecture.
This community is an excellent example of how humankind has the capacity to accomplish great things, including building homes on water, exploring space, eradicating poverty, creating a fair justice system, and establishing institutions of higher learning.
The visit to Nzulezu affirms Pentecost University’s A+ agenda, and the drive to do things differently. Our students would be sent there for further research and to support them with modern methods of constructing such infrastructure.
Indeed, my visit to Nzulezu was a truly humbling and inspiring experience, and I thank my host and the community’s people for their warm reception. Nzulezu is a hidden gem that needs wider attention to become.