The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has assured the people of the Bono East Region a public university which would concentrate on Science and Technology to help facilitate health delivery and agriculture production in the region.
According to the President, plans are far advanced to get the university to concentrate on the sciences and technology.
He made the assurance at Nkoranza when he paid a courtesy call on the Nkoranza Traditional Council on Monday as part of his two days working visit to the region.
President Akufo-Addo disclosed that, the Bono East Regional Minister, Mr Kwasi Adu-Gyan has already put in place an advanced preparatory works towards accreditation for the university to be established.
The President was responding to a request made to him by Okatakyie Kwame Baffoe IV, to have the Nkoranza Technical Institute and the Kintampo College of Health and Wellbeing upgraded to a fully flesh university for the region.
Earlier in the morning, the President had made a similar statement on Classic FM, a local radio station in Techiman during his interaction with the media in the region.
He promised that, he will be meeting with the Minister in charge of Education to ensure the fast track of the university.
The Bono East Regional Minister Kwasi Adu-Gyan has put up a team to work towards the achievement of the university establishment to take care of the health of the people and also creating jobs for the youth through technology to make the region the best destination for agribusiness especially the raw material hub for feeding the various agro processing industries.
The Kintampo Health College has positioned itself to become a first class university for Medicine and Allied Health
programs. The Kintampo Municipal Government Hospital is also ready to become a teaching hospital to be attached to the school of Medicine with the Kintampo Health Research Centre, another government health institution offering support for the research areas.
The Bono East University would be the biggest legacy the people in the region and the country at large will enjoy from the President’s administration.