Nana Kweku Baah
SCORES OF people, religious groups and corporate institutions have freely donated money to help in the construction of the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) campus at Kenyase Number 2 in the Ahafo Region.
The occasion was a mega fundraising ceremony organized by the Ahafo Kenyase Development Association (AKDA) recently to raise the needed funds to help complete the university campus project, which is nearing completion.
The Nkosuohene of Kenyase Number 2, Nana Kweku Baah, who was the chairman for the fundraising ceremony, insisted that education was the best tool to narrow the wide gap between the rich and the poor in society so it should be given attention.
He particularly said tertiary education especially the learning of science, technology and engineering had the potential of expediting the developmental process of the country. He, therefore, entreated students to develop strong interest in such subjects.
Nana Kweku Baah, known in private life as Francis Donkor Baah, said the youth that would strive hard to climb the academic ladder, especially to the university level, would stand the chance of making it big in future; hence he urged the youth to take their education seriously.
Nana Kweku Baah lauded the Newmont Goldcorp Ahafo Mine for its commitment in terms of providing financial help to the university campus project, adding that the establishment of the Newmont Ahafo Development Fund (Nadef) to support developmental projects in the area was also laudable.
The Nkosuohene of Kenyase Number 2 also praised the paramount chief of the area and his chiefs for conceiving the idea of building a university campus in the traditional area to make accessibility to tertiary education easier for the people, urging government to support the university project.
On his part, Dr. Otuo, who represented the UENR at the event, said the human resources needed to make the university campus operational were set, saying they were only waiting for the infrastructural works to be completed to start the school.
The President of the fundraising committee, Nana Agyeman, called for support from all and sundry to make the university project a reality. Nana Amponsah Boadu, the Akwamuhene, who represented the paramount chief at the event, also lauded government for introducing the Free SHS programme to help educate the youth.
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi