Some Concerned Citizens of Upper West region and Sympathizers of UDS-Wa Campus expressed their gratitude to the President of the Republic H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo for responding to clarion calls of residents and people of the Upper west region to grant the UDS- Wa Campus autonomous status.
The group commended the Dr. Christine Amoako Nuamah-led committee which recommended the need for the Wa Campus of the University for Development Studies to attain an autonomous status. The committee was tasked to assess and recommend as to whether the Wa Campus was qualified for autonomy and after their findings their recommendation was given out, hence the need for the Wa Campus to be converted.
“We wish to express our warmest appreciation to His Excellency for responding to the clarion calls of residents and people of the Upper West Region to grant the UDS- Campus autonomous status. We further wish to commend the Dr. Christine Amoako Nuamah-led committee which recommended the need for autonomy for Wa Campus. It is our hope that ‘His Excellency will be a successful president to all Ghanaians’. We owe you (your Excellency) our heartfelt thanks and appreciation”.
The Concerned citizens further sent down their appreciation to the traditional rulers who also play a part on the new face the Wa UDS campus is about to put on. They added that, the relentless efforts put in by some prominent chiefs in the region in getting the Wa campus an autonomy cannot be overlooked as they move on to commend the former President of the Upper West Regional House of Chiefs and also paramount Chief of the Nandom traditional Council, Naa Dr. Charlse Puoure Puobe Chiir VII as well the current President of the Regional House of Chiefs and also the Paramount Chief of the Tumu Traditional Council, Tumu Kuoro Richard Babini Kanton II for petitioning government on the autonomous status of the UDS Wa campus.
These commendations came out to the public domain in Wa in the Upper west Region, Monday morning after the President, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo on Saturday November 10, 2018 in Tamale pronounced that, the Wa campus of the University for Development Studies has been granted an autonomous University status with the name University of Business and Integrated Development subject to parliamentary approval of the bill when he was addressing the 19 general congregation of the University for Development Studies.
Mr. Issahaque Suleman Co-Convener of the group addressing the press conference today, extended further gratitude to the erstwhile President Mahama administration and the former president John A. Kuffour for their support in facilitating activities to ensure the Wa Campus get to this stage. The former President JJ Rawlings was not left out after his efforts made it possible for the Northern part of Ghana to get a University which is the University for Development Studies based in Tamale with its Campuses cut across all the three regions of the North.
Mr. Issahaque Suleman, Co-convener, Concerned Citizens of Upper West Region and Sympathizers of UDS Wa-Campus
Meanwhile, the group stated with strong conviction that, the fight for autonomy has not ended but rather begun, appealing to H.E Nana Akuffo Addo to press on the Attorney-General to quicken actions in getting the bill laid before parliament for ratification in order to have the autonomous University establish for the people of the Upper West Region.
However, the group clad in white dresses to show their happiness and appreciation for the pronouncement of the UDS Wa Campus as an autonomous University now named University of Business and Integrated Development Studies.
By: Saeed Fatawu