VC of CKT-UTAS, Prof. Eric Magnus Wilmot together with Dr. V. A. Ankamah-Lomotey, Registrar of the University, paid a familiarization visit to Pe Charles Awiah Awampaga II, the Paramount Chief of the Paga traditional area On October 5, 2020.They were warmly welcomed to the Palace. Pe Charles Awiah Awampaga II expressed his appreciation for the visit and conveyed his gratitude through the Management of the University to the government for honoring a hero in the land by naming the University after him for his contribution to the development of society. In the ensuing discussions, the chief promised to support the new University for the realization of its developmental agenda. Pe Charles Awiah Awampaga II gave out fifty acres of land to the University. He appealed to the Vice-Chancellor and Management of the University to assist his people when there are employment opportunities. This he said will help the unemployed youth in the area. For reinforcing the relationship, the chief donated two traditional costumes, (Kassena traditional smocks) to the Vice-Chancellor and the Registrar. The gift was gladly received and acknowledged by the Vice-chancellor. He thanked the Chief for the warm reception. He also promised to put the land into good use, and continue with the good works of Clement Kubindiwo Tedam to ensure that CKT-UTAS stands out as an academic giant in the Country. He went further to encourage the chief and his people to make good use of the academic opportunities at the University. The Vice-Chancellor assured the chief of a few scholarship opportunities to help needy students.
On the same day, the Vice-Chancellor and his team proceeded to visit the Paramount Chief and President of Kologo Traditional Council, Naba Clifford Tandegro-ngorige Kugre Asobayire V. The objective of this familiarization tour among others, was to seek for mutual cooperation towards the development of the relatively new University. The Chief was happy to meet the Vice-Chancellor and his team, and declared his blessings, that the Almighty God and the ancestors grant him peace, strength, and the enabling environment to work to uplift the standard of living of the people of Kologo and the entire Kassena Nankana area. The Paramount Chief told the Vice-Chancellor that the presence of the University has brought some benefits to the Community and that he was ready to support him to grow the University.
The Vice-Chancellor was grateful for the warm reception and the assurance of the Chief. He also told the Chief and his people to make good use of the academic opportunities closer to them by encouraging people in the traditional area to patronize the University programmes. The Vice-Chancellor assured the chief of few scholarship opportunities he envisaged will support the needy and brilliant students, in the area, especially the girl child. The Paramount Chief was very happy to hear the good news, and for the Vice-Chancellor to leave his place of comfort to build bridges between the traditional institutions for the development of the University. The Paramount Chief also touched on the expansion of academic programmes, and appealed to the management of the University to consider establishing a Faculty in the Kologo traditional area if there are opportunities for the expansion. He informed the Vice-Chancellor of the availability of vast land to be offered to support the University at any location deemed fit by the management of the University. To cement the relationship between the two institutions, traditional water made up of millet grain, known in the area as ‘Zoom-kom’ was prepared at the palace and drunk by both parties to bring the interaction to a fruitful end. See some pictures of the visit below.