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Renaming Ho Technical University after Ephraim Amu Disrespectful – Asogli State

Initially proposed in February 2018, the decision has faced criticism from the Traditional Council due to a perceived lack of consultation with key stakeholders.

The Chiefs of the Asogli State have strongly objected to the government’s plan to rename Ho Technical University after Dr. Ephraim Amu.

Initially proposed in February 2018, the decision has faced criticism from the Traditional Council due to a perceived lack of consultation with key stakeholders.

During a press conference held on Monday, April 22, 2024, the council expressed profound disappointment with both the government and the university’s governing council for proceeding with the renaming without engaging major stakeholders, including the Asogli State Council, who are the custodians of the land.

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The Asogli State Council condemned the decision as regrettable, ill-conceived, and disrespectful, citing its failure to consider the perspectives of those directly impacted.

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Togbe Adzi Lakle Howusu XII, speaking on behalf of the Asogli State Council, reiterated their staunch opposition to the renaming. He emphasized that the proposal lacks merit and disregards the university’s established identity and legacy.

“Our attention has once again been drawn to attempts by authorities of the Ho Technical University and the government to rename the institute to Dr. Ephraim Amu Technical Institute. The Asogli State Council wishes to reaffirm our strong opposition to the government’s decision to rename the university without consulting the chiefs and people of Ho,” he stated.

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“The Asogli State Council views the decision to rename the institution without due consultation as an unfortunate, misplaced and disrespectful decision.” He added.

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