The Kwahu Traditional Council of the Eastern Region has donated 640 acres of land for the construction of the University of Environment and Sustainable Development (UESD) in Somanya satellite campus at Donkorkrom in the Kwahu North District.
The move, according to the chief of Donkokrom Atakora, represented the OKwahuhene Nana Akuamoah Boateng Tano ll, forms part of the traditional authority efforts to ensure citizens in the area get access to quality and higher education at affordable price.
He announced that, after several consultations, the chiefs (Nananom) have agreed to release one mile square land to government to build an annex campus of the University of Environment and Sustainable Development as the Act stipulate.
He also appealed to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo- Addo, through the Eastern Regional Minister, Mr. Seth Acheampong to convert one of the Secondary Schools at the Afram Plains enclave into a College of Education in order for the Trainees' Teachers to be environmental friendly to accept postings to the rural area of the districts.
On his Part, the Eastern Regional Minister also disclosed that, it is his utmost duty to see to it that this all-important project is fully completed and integrated into the educational system to train more human resources for Kwahu, Donkokrom and surrounding communities.
He underscored the need for Ghana to equip the youth with the needed skills and training and pledged the traditional authorities readness to Support.
The Vice Chancellor of University of Environment and Sustainable Development, Also Professsor Eric Nyarko Sompson, however assured the chiefs, they would make the Projects a priority in the Area.
The delegation from the University included,
Prof. Jonathan Narh Ayertey - Council Chairman, Prof. Eric Nyarko Sompson - Vice Chancellor, lng. Johannes Twumasi Mensah, Mrs Mary Abena Agyapong - Registral etc.
The District Chief Executive DCE, Mr. Isaac Ofori-Koree led the delegation to thank the Chiefs and later in the day, toured the allocated land for inspection of the Site.