A team of officials from the Auburn University of Alabama State in the United States of America are in Sekondi to consolidate on the terms of an MoU the University signed with the Member of Parliament for Sekondi Andrew Egyapa Mercer.
The Auburn University of Alabama State and the Member of Parliament for Sekondi Andrew Egyapa Mercer in October 11, 2017 signed a Memorandum of Understating to look at ways of improving the Health and the Education standards of residents of Sekondi.
A skills training initiative was also considered under the MOU.
Details in the MoU point to a series of activities including an annual health clinic in March, a youth camp to harness and train the youth of Sekondi in various skills.
There will also be an exchange program.
In a follow up to the MoU the team together with the MP visited the Sekondi – Takoradi Mayor Anthony KK Sam to look at ways to kick start details therein.
Lawyer Egyapa Mercer in an interview after the meeting explained the initiative in an actualization of a campaign promise he made with regards to improving lives of the people of Sekondi.
We’ve had some discussion about my own personal vision for setting up a higher educational institution in Sekondi, purely because i believe that a university can serve as a useful anchor in helping in the deelopment of Sekondi. And it was one of my major campaign issues that i presented to the people of Sekondi
On her part, the Coordinator, Outreach Global of Auburn University, Dr. Elizabeth Essuman- Quansah stated the University is most pleased with the interest shown by the MP. She adds the MP has expressed a commitment towards the establishment of a university in Sekondi. Dr Essuman – Quansah hinted of the possibility of establishing a campus that will have lecturers from the Auburn University.
You have an MP who has a vision of establishing a University. Auburn University is prepared to help that university in the future by bringing some of our students and faculty to do some exchange programme. He’s [Andrew Mercer] talking about satellite education, we do that.
Mayor Anthony K.K Sam assured the delegation his office will provide all the necessary support in ensuring what are contained in the MoU become realities.
We being the peoples representative of Sekondi will do our part to collaborate with you [Auburn University] so that your vision and the vision of the MP, and that of mother Ghana will be reality