Angry Krobo group demonstrate against relocation of Eastern University

By Hagar Ofosua
United Krobo Foundation in Somanya  protest

A group calling itself the United Krobo Foundation at Somanya in the Lower Manya Krobo District of the Eastern region on Thursday hit the streets with a massive protest over what they say is an attempt by the government to relocate the main campus of the University of Environment and Sustainable Development from Somanya to Bunso in the Akyem Abuakwa area.

Dressed in red, they wielded placards that had inscriptions like, "President rescind your decision, Go back to your drawing board, Krobo deserves the main campus", among others.

In November last year a speech read on behalf of the President by Prof. Gyan Barfuor, Minister for Planning during the 23rd National Best Teachers and 3rd Best School Awards ceremony held in the Eastern Regional Capital, Koforidua, stated that government is committed to expanding access to Tertiary Education indicating that the University of Environment and Sustainable Development would have its campus in Bonsu and Somanya instead of Donkorkrom.

With the conversion of the Koforidua Polytechnic into a Technical University, the University of Environment and Sustainable Development will be the second public university in the Eastern Region.

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