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General News of Friday, 18 February 2022


Today in History: If I win 2020, Oti will get a university – Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo greeting the chiefs and elders of Buem President Akufo-Addo greeting the chiefs and elders of Buem

Two years ago today, the president made a bold promise to the people of one of the newly-created regions in the country, the Oti region.

According to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, should he win the 2020 polls, he will see to it that the region gets a university of its own.

“If God permits, and we win the next election, we will put in place structures to establish a University here as well,” he told the chiefs and people of Buem.

Read the full original story as first published by GhanaWeb but sourced from on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, here:

President Nana Akufo-Addo has promised the chiefs and people of Buem in the Oti Region that: “If God permits, and we win the next election, we will put in place structures to establish a University here as well.”

Speaking at Buem in the Oti Region, on Monday, 17 February 2020, President Akufo-Addo said his government is ensuring the equitable distribution of development in each of the six newly-created regions.

The President stated that “every region has a regional capital, as well as all the necessary regional institutions. These new regions will be no exception.”

He continued: “Yesterday, we inaugurated the Regional Agricultural Directorate in Nkwanta, today, we are inaugurating the Regional Educational Directorate here in Jasikan. Worawora will also have the Regional Health directorate. The Feeder Road Directorate will be in Kete Krachi.”

This, according to President Akufo-Addo, will bring unity, equal distribution of resources and development to the Oti Region.

Touching on the road network in the constituency, President Akufo-Addo commended his Minister of Roads and Highways, Mr Kwasi Amoako-Atta, for the work being done in improving the country’s road infrastructure.

“We are not like those who used the country’s resources to buy akonfem, those who believe that we will not be able to fulfill our promises. They keep saying that we are lying about the progress we have made on roads. That is why the media is here. You can check and find out whether or not we are lying and inform everyone,” he added.

On the Free SHS policy, the President expressed delight at the doubling of enrolment at Bueman Senior High School, from 1,000 students in January 2017 to 2,000 students now.

“The school (Bueman SHS) that President Kufuor selected as a model school will now have a science resource centre. If the girls have been given a new dormitory, I think it is only fair that the boys are also given a new dormitory. The Deputy Minister is here with me, and has heard what I have said. Once we get to Accra, I believe he will commence the process to get this done,” he added.

While assuring the school of the provision of a new bus and pickup vehicle, President Akufo-Addo urged the first batch of Free SHS students, who are currently in SHS 3, to ensure they study hard and guarantee exemplary results in this year’s WASSCE.

“You have to excel in these exams to show the country that this policy (Free SHS) is worth investing in for our children. I believe that God will stop those who want to cancel the policy or review it, because four more for Nana means four more years for free senior high school education,” President Akufo-Addo stressed.