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Mr. Joseph Ampah, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Lord Winners Investment Company Limited, cut the sod recently for the project, which is expected to be completed by the end of next year.
About 35 acres of land, initially acquired for estate development, was converted for the technical university project upon advice. The Lord Winners University College of Technical Education is dedicated to Mrs. Ruth Ampah, wife of the CEO.
The investor called on the government to give priority attention to technical education at a higher level to produce skilled personnel to man the various industries, towards rapid national development.
According to Mr. Ampah, the concentration on non-skilled professional courses being run in the tertiary institutions would only go to increase the number of unemployed graduates.
He noted that it was tragic for the country to rely on foreigners to develop it with their technical expertise, in the face of abundant the human and natural resources at our disposal.
Mr. Ampah stated he had taken up the challenge to change the trend, by establishing the Lord Winners University, and hoped the government would take the initiative to train future technocrats locally.
He called on the government to volunteer assistance when the need arises for the early completion of the project.
CEO Ampah commended the General Manager of the company, Mr. William Adom Boateng, who is credited with mooting the idea of setting up a technical university in recognition of the importance of technical education in Ghana. Mr. Adom Boateng was described as being visionary and hard working.
The District Chief Executive, Mr. Kaakyire Oppong Kyekyeku, commended the originator of the project for siting it in the district, saying it would accelerate rapid economic growth in the district.
He gave the assurance that the Afigya Kwabre District Assembly would offer the necessary assistance.