The Yilo Krobo Constituency NDC as well as the good people of Kroboland are happily informed of the Commisioning of the University of Environment and Sustainable Development (UESD), situated in Somanya in the Eastern Region.
We are happy today because one of the dreams of the NDC has come to fruition. A dream given birth to by Late Prof. J.E.A Mills, carried through and made possible by His Excellency John Dramani Mahama as President, and Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyeman as Minister of Education. A vision by the NDC in making sure that all 10 regions at the time, had Public Universities.
We are grateful to His Excellency John Dramani Mahama for his sterling leadership and efforts in obtaining the needed £45m to
commence the Project. We also salute Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyeman, who was instrumental in the project when she served as Minsiter of Education.
We are however saddened by the fact that, the Project, which should have seen a satellite campus established at Donkorkrom did not materialize because the NPP government decided to take that project to Kyebi, the hometown of Nana Akuffo Addo.
We also salute the NDC minority caucus in Parliament, for spotting the plot by the NPP government to move the main Campus from Somanya. We cannot end without giving praise to the Cheifs and Youth of Kroboland, who stood their ground with series of Demonstrations which eventually compelled government to stick to the original plan. However, we take note that, there is seemingly a shortfall with regards to the number of building facilities before this Commisioning.
We wish to remind Nana Akuffo Addo not to re-visit his usual habit of taking credit for what he has no hand in, and to appreciate the efforts of his Predecessor John Dramani Mahama who we celebrate today.
To the People of Donkorkrom and environs whose hopes have been dashed, we say a future NDC government will Construct the satellite campus of the same University at Donkorkrom since it is our vision to do so.
Emmanuel Akumatey Okrah
(Constituency Communication Officer, Yilo Krobo NDC)