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Asogli chiefs kick against move to rename Ho Technical University after Dr Amu

By primenewsghana
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The Asogli State Chiefs are fiercely against the government’s plan to rename Ho Technical University in honour of Dr. Ephriam Amu.

The Traditional Council has criticized the decision, which was first made public in February 2018, for not consulting important parties.

The council voiced its profound disgust with the government and the university’s governing body during a news conference on Monday, April 22, 2024, for moving forward with the renaming without consulting key parties, such as the Asogli State Council, who are the land’s guardians.

The decision was deemed unfortunate, misguided, and insulting by the Asogli State Council since it disregarded the opinions of people who would be immediately impacted.

The Asogli State Council, represented by Togbe Adzi Lakle Howusu XII, reaffirmed their vehement objection to the renaming, pointing out that it is not only unjustified but also disrespectful of the university’s history and identity.

“Our attention has once again been drawn to attempts by authorities of the Ho Technical University and the government to rename the institute to Dr. Ephraim Amu Technical Institute. The Asogli State Council wishes to reaffirm our strong opposition to the government’s decision to rename the university without consulting the chiefs and people of Ho.

“The Asogli State Council views the decision to rename the institution without due consultation as an unfortunate, misplaced and disrespectful decision.”