Ms Mavis Ama Frimpong, Deputy Eastern Regional Minister has lauded the chiefs and people of Somanya and Donkorkrom in the Eastern Region for releasing lands for the University for Environment and Sustainable Development (UESD) project.

wpid-Ghana-Chiefs.jpgShe expressed the hope that in the near future, other chiefs with the support of their people would release lands for the creation of more campuses within the Region.

Ms Frimpong was speaking to the Ghana News Agency in Accra on Tuesday on the side-lines of a stakeholders? forum organised by the National Council on Tertiary Education on the establishment of the UESD.

The forum was to enable stakeholders to discuss the UESD draft report and make recommendations towards the formulation of a bill to be placed before Parliament soon.

She said the new University would help address environmental and other socio-economic issues confronting the region in particular and the nation in general.

Ms Frimpong gave the assurance that government would provide accommodation for the students, and would also seek public private partnership in putting up hostel facilities for them.

The UESD, with a mission to generate and disseminate timely science-based knowledge and policies to promote sustainable national development through high quality education and research, will be having its headquarters sited in Somanya, with a Campus at Donkorkrom in the Eastern Region.

The University will initially have the following faculties: Natural and Environmental Sciences, Agribusiness and Economics, Sustainable Development, and the Built Environment.

GNA

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