Zug-Raan of the Bawku Traditional Area, Naba Asigri Abugrago Azoka II has appealed to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to create a satellite campus of CK Tedam University of Technology and Applied Sciences in Manga Research Center in Binduri to make university education accessible to people in his traditional area.
The Zug-Raan made this plea when the president paid a courtesy call on him at his palace in Bawku in the Upper East Region.
President Akufo-Addo paid a two-day working visit to the Upper East Region to inspect ongoing works and thank the people for electing him the second time to continue his government.
According to Zug-Raan, establishing a satellite campus at Manga will make university education easily accessible to students in the Kusaug Traditional area and those living in the Eastern part of the Region.
He said “with the autonomy granted to the Navrongo Campus of the University for Development Studies, the traditional council will soon be collaborating, in the best possible way, with the University to explore the feasibility of requesting for a satellite campus at Manga Research Center that will focus on agriculture especially livestock production which appears favorable to us.
This will make university education easily accessible to this part of the region. We hope that in future, if this becomes a request to your office you would give it a nod.”
Savannah Agricultural Research Institute (SARI) is one of the 13 research institutes of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). It was originally known as the Nyankpala Agricultural Experiment Station (NAES) and operated as an outpost of the crops Research Institute, Kumasi.
SARI’s mandate is to provide small-scale farmers in the three regions of northern Ghana (Northern, Upper East, Upper West) with appropriate innovations/ options/ technologies to increase their food production based on a sustainable production system, which maintains and/or increases soil fertility.
The research mandate also includes the development of appropriate cropping systems, varities of crops such as maize, rice, sorghum, millet soybean, cowpea, groundnuts, bambara groundnuts, cotton, vegetable crops, etc. which are adapted to the needs of farmers in the different ecologies of northern Ghana.
Source: A1Radioonline.com/ 101.1MHz/ Samuel Adagom/ Ghana