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Next NDC Gov’t may reverse names of state institutions renamed by Akufo-Addo- Prof. Avea hints

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Former Upper East Regional Minister, Prof. Ephraim Avea Nsoh, has given indication that the next Government to be formed by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is likely to reverse the names of many state institutions that have been renamed by the current Akufo-Addo- led New Patriotic Party (NPP) Government.

In an interview on A1 Radio’s Daybreak Upper East Programme, Prof. Avea, who serves as the Principal of the Colleges of Languages at the University of Education Winneba, (UEW), found Government’s decision to rename some state institutions particularly educational facilities, as being politically motivated and not nationalistic.

While he admitted that some change of institutional names by government were rightly placed, Prof. Avea noted that the NDC was not happy with others.

He said “Renaming an institution after prominent people or historically important personalities or people who have brought a serious impact in our communities, our country is a very good idea. But we should as much as possible do that with a lot of discretion and hesitation sometimes. I am getting increasingly worried about the way we go about naming our state institutions and it is because we are not giving them a national flavor.”

Considering the trend of renaming and reactions within the NDC, Prof. Avea said “I will be very surprise if my party comes into power; nothing is done about it. They are likely to be removed and stopped all together. There’s likely to be another committee to work on that. And I’m sure if not all; most of them will be thrown out.”

Source:|101.1 MHz| |Ghana

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