Most landlords and Businessmen have complained of how low patronage of goods and services have affected them lately due to the absence of UDS Students Moved to Tamale.
They referred to the Realignment of UDS courses by Leaders as unfair but Blamed leaders in Wa For being Sluggish and lacked Influence to Keep good things.
The School’s Most Sensitive Programs have been transferred to Tamale leaving the town Silent and still after several attempts to retain them failed.
In a press statement signed by the President of the Upper West Regional House of Chiefs, Kuoro Richead Babini Kanto IV, and read by Naa Seidu Braimah, the chief said “the realignment is a ploy to weaken the Wa campus to make it difficult for it to run smoothly when given autonomy”
However, the statement contained that “the faculty of Social Sciences, the faculty of Arts (proposed under a collegiate system by the Wa cumpus), as well as all proposed and existing programmes of the department of African and General Studies, Wa campus are now proposed for the Tamale campus” while “the department of Environment and Resource Studies at the Wa campus is placed under the faculty of Earth and Environmental Science at the Navrongo campus in the Upper East Region”.
The chiefs further claimed that “the M.A Leadership and Development programme of the school of Business and Law, Wa campus, is to be moved to the Institute of Interdisciplinary Research and Consultancy Services in Tamale”.
Kuoro Richead Babini, who is the Paramount Chief of the Tumu Traditional Area wondered why no programme is moved to the Wa campus of the University under the supposed realignment process, demanding that ” current happenings at the university fly in the face of the law and must be halted by government to avert future litigation”.
The UDS was established in 1993 as a specialized training institution that considers issues of development at the very foundation to lead efforts to bridge the development gap between the north and the south of Ghana.
A group of concerned Upper West youth intended to demonstrate against the issue but were stopped by the Upper West Regional Minister, Alhassan Sulemana.