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Universities renaming: Consult Badu Kobi if you disagree – Obiri Boahen lashes critics

Universities renaming: Consult Badu Kobi if you disagree – Obiri Boahen lashes critics 1

Deputy General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Obiri Boahen is admonishing members the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) and others  kicking against the renaming of Universities by the Akufo-Addo government on what to do.

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“They can go to Prophet Badu Kobi for spiritual advice
if they don’t understand why we have C.K. Tedam University of Technology and
Applied Sciences, and University of Energy and Natural Resources after Dr. Kofi
Abrefa Busia”, he fumed.

According to Nana Obiri Boahen who spoke to Kumasi-based FM in a telephone interview monitored by MyNewsGh.com, the Akufo-Addo government will continue to christen all the universities in the country to founding fathers’ of Ghana.

“There are more names in the pipeline such as J.B.
Danquah”, the NPP Deputy General hinted describing concerns from the
public as unnecessary noise.

There has been a hue and cry among section of Ghanaians over
the renaming of existing universities after some prominent Ghanaians said to
belong to the NPP.

Many including persons in academia have kicked against the
move calling on the President to rather establish new universities and name it
after those he wants to honour.

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Recently, a Senior lecturer at the University for
Development Studies (UDS), Dr. Michael Ayamga Adongo took on President Nana
Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo over his renaming spree.

The Development Economist advised the President against what he termed as honour grabbing adding with the renaming of national assets after deserving citizens without broader consultation.

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“Stop the honour grabbing. It is good to name national
assets after deserving citizens but such actions must be informed by wide
consultations and broader consensus. The partisan and veiled ethnocentric
approach we are witnessing in Ghana today will eventually bring dishonour to
those we sought to honour especially when such actions are reversed. I am more
alarmed by the grabbing of university names as if we were sharing sacrificial
meat to clans in a frafra funeral”, he revealed.

Source:MyNewsGh.com/Stephen Zoure/2019

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