The first State-funded university in the Volta Region is expected to make its first intake in September 2010, Mr Joseph Amenowode, Volta Regional Minister, has said.
He was speaking in Ho at the launch of the Volta Trade and Investment Fair, scheduled for Ho in November this year.
Mr Amenowode said issues concerning documentation of the site for the project were being finalized for swift commencement of the project.
He said the first two campuses would be sited in Ho and Hohoe, with other learning centres being located in other strategic towns in due course.
Mr Amenowode said the university is one of the many development projects earmarked for the region and called on the natives both home and abroad to contribute their quota towards its growth.
The Minister asked traditional rulers and landowners to make land available to enhance the speedy progression of the project, saying the project would bring development to their areas.
He said, “as you all know, the main legacy that is available in the Volta Region that we can bequeath to the generation yet unborn is education,” and called on stakeholders to continue to support the university project to make it a reality.