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Aug 22, 2012

Government approves $10m for Volta University


H.E. Dr. John Dramani Mahama, the President of Ghana, has announced that government has approved $10 million dollars out of the three billion dollar loan secured from China, for the expansion of infrastructure at the newly-established University of Health and Allied Science in the Volta Region.

According to him, the first public university to be established in the region is expected to admit its first batch of 200 students at the beginning of the academic year next month.

President Mahama made this known at a durbar in Ho in the Volta Region, pointing out that the expansion of infrastructure will enable the university to admit more students.

The durbar, which was attended by the chiefs and people in the region, forms part of the President’s ‘Thank You’ tour of the various regions in the country, to express his appreciation to Ghanaians for their support in giving the late President J. E. Mills a befitting funeral.

The tour saw the President and his entourage making whistle stops at Sogakope, Dabala, Srogboe, Denu, Dzoze and Keta where huge crowds, including horn-tooting motorists, followed and sheered as he waved back in his open-top vehicle.

Mini durbars were held in all the palaces visited, with the President extolling the virtues of the late President Mills and emphasized the need for Ghanaians to learn from his peaceful nature.

Source: ISD