Address problems and stop naming institutions after politicians - Samia Nkrumah

Address problems and stop naming institutions after politicians - Samia Nkrumah

- Recently, the majority and minority have been at eachothers throats over renaming of some tertiary institutions

- Samia Nkrumah has said the action by these politicians is needless

- She said politicians should rather focus on addressing pertinent problems facing citizens

The daughter of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah has expressed her misgivings about naming institutions after past and serving politicians.

She however described the act as a misplaced priority the practice by government to rename public institutions after former politicians.

Speaking in an interview with Joy News, Samia Nkrumah said politicians should rather focus on addressing pertinent problems facing citizens.

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“If I were in government I wouldn’t rename institutions. I would make sure that I’m addressing problems and needs of the people and God knows they are plenty,” she said.

Her comments follows concerns raised by some Ghanaians over the renaming of the University of Development Studies by government.

The majority in Parliament used their numbers to win the vote to have the names of two institutions changed , as the Minority protested that the name change had been brought in through the “back door.”

The Minority side also decried a lack of consultations on the matter.

But the Education Minister, Matthew Opoku Prempeh justified the name change.

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In other news, comedian Kwame Asare Obeng, popularly known as A Plus, has alleged that the Bank of Ghana wants to destroy new currency notes which were printed under erstwhile NDC government.

In a Facebook post, he said some of the cedi notes are brand new in containers which are yet to be cleared from the port.

He said the Central Bank has already spent a week destroying new cedi notes printed by the previous government and are bent on destroying even more.

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