The Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, has reiterated that he will build new universities in each of the newly-created regions when elected as President in the December 7 elections.
He disclosed this when he was addressing supporters at Somanya on Friday, November 6 as part of his four-day campaign tour of the Eastern Region
“Through the instrumentality and the vision of the late President, John Evans Atta Mills, the University of Energy and Natural Resources was established in the Brong Ahafo Region and the University of Health and Allied Sciences was established in the Volta Region. In the Eastern Region, there was no public university too, so as President, I cut the sod at Somanya for the construction of the University of Environment and Sustainable Development with a satellite campus at Afram Plains,” he explained.
Mr Mahama, however, noted with concern the decision by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to divert the proposed satellite campus of the University from Afram Plains to his hometown, describing the decision as unfair. He said despite not having a record of putting up a public university, the president has specialised in renaming institutions and diverting one to his hometown.
“Also, he will not build a university but he is very good at changing names. You don’t know how to build institutions but you know how to rename them. You must also build some of those institutions,” he said.
Richard Obeng Bediako / Kingdom 107.7 FM / Kingdom TV/ Kingdomfmonline.com / Richardobengbediako@gmail.com / Ghana / 2020