President John Mahama has inaugurated the permanent campus of the University of Health and Allied Sciences at Sokode-Lokoe near Ho in the Volta Region.
The President was accompanied by his wife Lordina, the Speaker of Parliament, Edward Doe Adjaho, the Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah, Ministers and other government appointees.
In February, 2011 the late President Professor John Evans Atta Mills cut the sod for the first public University in the Volta Region at Sokode-Lokoe.
Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur matriculated the first batch of 155 students in 2012.
President Mahama said funding for the University was in partnership with the Chinese government. He said there are plans to upgrade the regional hospital into a teaching hospital.
Meanwhile, President Mahama has assured the people of the Volta Region of governments unfettered support to the development of the region.
He said his government appreciates the love the region has exhibited for years and would not neglect the region.
The President said this when he paid a courtesy call on the Chiefs of the Volta region in Ho as he rounds up his ‘Changing lives’ tour.
President Mahama, debunked criticisms that the Volta Region which is known as the World Bank of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has been neglected by the government in terms of development.
The Vice President of the Volta Region House of Chiefs and Paramount Chief of Likpe, Nana Soglo Alloh, said the region looks to the re-opening of the Adomi bridge by next month to enhance transportation in the region.He asked government to work on correcting the huge infrastructure deficit to create jobs for the bulging youth population.
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