The Eastern University, one of President Mahama’s promises during the 2012 electioneering, will have two campuses, with the main campus at Somanya and the other at Donkorkrom in the Afram Plains.
In April 2013, President Mahama inaugurated a 12-member committee to develop the roadmap for the establishment of the university, which will tackle the critical environmental and sustainable development challenges of the country.
That was followed by the establishment of an implementation committee.
President John Dramani Mahama, in December 2016, cut the sod for the construction of the University.
President Mahama said Parliament had approved a £45-million commercial agreement between the government and Contracta, a construction firm in Italy, for the development and construction of the university, adding that the beginning of construction would thus proceed unimpeded.
Source: Daily Graphic