By Michael Kofi Kenetey
The District Chief Executives, DCEs, for Kwahu Afram Plains North, Isaac Ofori Koree, and Kwahu East, Isaac Agyapong, have led a delegation from the University of Environment And Sustainable Development, UESD, at Somanya, on a visit to the Chief of Kwahu Bukuruwa for proper acquisition of a one-mile square land for the construction of the satellite campus of the university at Donkokrom.
The Chief of Kwahu Bukuruwa, Nana Opoku Tanor, welcoming the delegation commended the effort of the University authority for the progress made so far and the step taken to properly acquire the land to expand education in Agriculture in order to promote development for the people of Donkokrom and Ghana at large.
The Chief accepted the request of the delegation and assured them to provide the necessary lands to actualize the establishment of the University.
The Vice Chancellor of UESD, Professor Eric Nyarko Sampson thanked the Chief and the people of Kwahu Bukuruwa for the kind gesture and pledged the university’s support towards the development of the area. The Vice-Chancellor noted that the establishment of the satellite campus of the University will help improve food security, climate change, agriculture’s impact on the environment and the engagement of young graduates in job creation.
The DCE of Kwahu Afram Plains North, Isaac Ofori Koree noted that, when he assumed office he heard a rumour that the UESD Satellite Campus in Donkokrom has been moved from Afram Plains North District to Bunso in the Atiwa East District.
As a result, he decided to follow-up on it and finally confirmed that the location of the UESD satellite campus at Donkokrom had not changed.
The delegation from the University includes the Vice Chancellor of the UESD, Professor Eric Nyarko Sampson, Registrar, Mary Abena Agyapong, Director of Finance, Baffour Awuah Kwabi, Head of Community Engagement Projects and lnnovation, Daniel Ofori Mintah and Director of Physical Development and Estate Management, Dr. Isaac Abbam.