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Government must come clear on relocation of University - MP

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General News of Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Source: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso

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Member of Parliament for Afram Plains North, Betty Nana Efua Krosby Mensah is calling on government to state clear, its position on University of Environment and Sustainable Development satellite campus intended for Donkorkrom in Afram Plains.

According to the Afram Plains North legislator despite earlier press conference held by the chiefs and people from Afram Plain against moving the intended satellite campus from Afram Plains government has not stated its position clear on the matter.

In an interview she recounted how the Education Minister Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh on the floor of Parliament while responding to a question she posed on the relocation, the Minister said, “it was too early in the day for anybody to come to that conclusion government was still looking for money to establish the University of Environment and Sustainable Development, by moving the campus from Donkorkrom”.

Her comments come in the wake of a ninety million dollars agreement before Parliament, referred to the joint committee of Education and Finance on Thursday July 5, 2018, for an establishment of University of Environment and Sustainable Development campus at Bonsu, order 6 (c).

"I am shocked, what we are observing not is government’s intention to relocate the University from Afram Plains, it is important for the current government to continue programmes started by the previous administration”, she said.

"Again the law is on our side, when you look at Act 989 section 3 which say the campus would be establish at Somanya and any other place the council would determine any other place, with Donkorkrom being the target."

“I am hoping there is no drastic change to move the University from Afram Plains, people from Afram Plain deserve to benefit from a University’, she said.

She noted that when it comes to the Eastern Region, there is Koforidua Technical University that can serve people of Bunso and further pointed out that, Okyehene’s University can also serve the people of Bunso.

“If you look at the land mark of the Eastern Region, Afram Plains forms one third, are we not Ghanaians, don’t we have equal right to have a University”?

We are appealing to President Akufo-Addo, if the decision is coming from his office he should have a second look at this decision, the People of Afram Plains deserve a university, she lamented.

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By Genny Smith 11/07/2018 13:41:00