The Upper West Regional Youth Parliament has called on stakeholders including private individuals to support build a hostel facility for students of the Dr. Hilla Limann Technical University (DHLTU).
The group made the appeal when it paid a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor of the University on 20th August, 2021.
In furtherance to getting this achieved, the leadership also appealed to the Upper West Regional Minister, Dr. Hafiz Bin Salih, to support processes to get students of the University a decent accommodation for use on campus. The youth leaders were at the Hon Minister’s office to congratulate him on his reappointment to the office and thus, used the opportunity to re-echo the need to build hostel accommodation for students of the Dr. Hilla Limann Technical University.
The Speaker of the Regional Youth Parliament, Rt. Hon. James Baba Anabiga, who led the delegation, said building students hostel at the DHLTU has gone beyond a need and now a matter of priority, hence should be treated as such.
“Hon. Minister, getting Dr. Hilla Limann Technical University a students hostel has gone beyond a need stage and it’s now a priority. It’s the only public tertiary institution without hostel on campus and as a matter of fact, affects enrollment figures of the institution.” He bemoaned.
The Speaker also appreciated the efforts of the Regional Minister in bringing back to live, roads which were cut off due to the floods in the early days of August, 2021 and further requested of him to take steps for work to resume on the abandoned Affordable Housing project in Wa.
The Regional Minister in his response appreciated the visit and disclosed that efforts are far advanced in getting a students’ hostel for the DHLTU, acknowledging the fact that it’s the only public university in the country without students hostel. He again assured that work will resume on the Affordable Housing project even though he could not give timelines because of the “countless government responsibilities”.
On the washed off roads, Dr. Bin Salih indicated that government is committed and has made available GHC50millon to fix them, adding that contractors have already been sent to site to get this done soonest.
“Hopefully, the Goriyiri-Nadowli road will be opened to traffic by 5th September, 2021 for the time being. But it will be fully completed after the rains”. He stated.
The Hon Minister also used the opportunity to advise Youth Parliamentarians to be discipline and take their professions very serious if they want to be successful and respected in the field of politics. He said his doors are opened to the Youth Parliament anytime there is a need to call on him for any support.