Here’s Why UEW Kumasi Campus Will Be Named After NPP Guru Akenten Appiah-Menka

Akenten Appiah-Menka

We just reported that Parliament has passed the bill that is converting the Kumasi Campus of the University of Education, Winneba, into a fully-fledged autonomous university.

In the bill, the university would be called the University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development.

However, it has been proposed, which is widely accepted by the opposition NDC that the new university should be named after NPP guru, the late industrialist, Akenten Appiah-Menka.

The suggestion to name the university after the late Appiah-Menka is because of his enormous contributions to the industry in Ghana.

The Second deputy Majority Chief Whip, Moses Anim repotedly made the suggestion. 

“The name of the university has to be named after Appiah-Menka. Mr. Speaker when we do that, I don’t think we’ve done anything wrong,” the GNA quoted him to have said on the floor of Parliament.

“He was a trained lawyer. At the age of 32, he was the Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry under Prof. Busia’s government, and astute politician at that level,” he added.

The late Appiah-Menka, was one of the founders of the Dankwa-Dombo-Busia tradition, from which the New Patriotic Party (NPP) was born.

An astute entrepreneur and businessman, he founded the Apino Complex, manufacturers of the popular Apino soap.

He died Tuesday, 13 February 2018 at age 84.

Mr Appiah-Menka served as a Minister of State in the Second Republic.


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