Vice President of Ghana, Dr Mahamadu Bawumia has announced that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in his second term if voted in 7 December, 2020 will convert the Pong Tamale Veterinary College in the northern region into a University for Agriculture.
According to him, the government will do this to expand University placement in the northern part of Ghana due to the influx of students into the various universities in the country. He noted that the establishment of the university will boost agricultural skills and knowledge of Ghanaians to transform the agricultural sector of the nation.
The Vice President said the NPP government will expand the existing structures of the college and build new facilities to meet the standard of a university for the people.
Addressing a durbar at the Gbewa Palace on Thursday, 3 September, 2020 Dr Bawumia said the Akufo-Addo government has also talked to the University for Development Studies to establish a satellite campus of UDS in Yendi.
Dr Mahamudu Bawumia paid a courtesy call on the Dagbon Overlord in Yendi after he arrived in Tamale for a three day tour of the northern region.
The Vice President further disclosed that President on Wednesday at the National Security Council agreed for the resurfacing of the Yendi airstrip so that domestic flights can now land in the area.
Restoring Dagbon Peace
According to Dr Bawumia, Nana Akufo-Addo against all odds promised he would help restore peace in Dagbon which hitherto had eluded some governments, adding the naysayers preached doom and said it was not possible.
As a result, he reiterated Dagbon is highly indebted to President Nana Akufo-Addo for the prevailing peace in the area.
He further underscored the importance of peace in advancing the cause of economic growth and development, thereby urging the Chiefs and people of Dagbon to show the NPP 2020 flag bearer their appreciation on December 7 by voting massively for him for his second term.
The Vice President said a new era of development has come to the north with the implementation of the famous free senior high school policy, planting for food and jobs programme, one village one dam, one district one factory and the one ambulance per constituency initiatives, adding it is a development based on accomplishment.
Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia disclosed about 42 infrastructure projects have been completed in the last three years under the Akufo-Addo led NPP administration in the northern region with other 57 ongoing and 13 NDC inherited projects have also been completed.
As far as northern development is concern, Dr Bawumia indicated the era of flying Guinea fowls to Burkina Faso is over and that this is an era of real development on the ground in every district across Ghana.
The Vice President told the Ya Naa and the people of the northern region that John Mahama cannot be trusted with the future of free Senior High School education, explaining that, “First of all the NDC said it wasn’t possible and said they wouldn’t invest 2 billion cedis in free SHS so we don’t think we can trust him with free SHS”.