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Relax, President tells people of the northern and central regions that their regional polytechnics will be among those to be converted into technical universities.


President Mahama has assured the people in the northern and central regions that the two regional polytechnics, Tamale Poly and the Cape Coast Poly, will be among the polytechnics to be converted into technical universities.

Mr Mahama explained that the criteria for the conversion are purely administrative and that the bill covers all the ten polytechnics. He said many of the issues raised by the assessing panel have been addressed and he was optimistic that T-poly will be converted together with other polytechnics.

The government, president Mahama said is waiting for the report from the panel. He gave the assurances when he inaugurated an engineering laboratory block at the Tamale Polytechnic.

Before proceeding to Yendi, the president inspected the ongoing work of Development of Skills for Industry Project (DSIP) at the Dabokpa vocational institute where he assured students of providing them with decent accommodation.

The DSIP which is being funded by government of Ghana and the African Development Bank has an administration block, a 12-unit dormitory block, a dining hall and a 12 unit-2 story classroom blocks.


In Yendi, President Mahama reaffirmed that pilgrims from the northern region will be airlifted to the Saudi Arabia for the 2016 Hajji. He said he has spoken to the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority and the Ghana Airport Company and they have assured him that pilgrims will take off from the yet to be complete Tamale International Airport to Jiddah in Saudia on what he called first test three flight.

The airport he noted when complete will have a hajji village. He charged the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority to be up and doing because vegetables will be exported outside Ghana.

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