Nana Tete Pinpong II, chief of Adweso near Koforidua in the Eastern Region has stated that the Koforidua Technical University is situated in Adweso not Koforidua
There is a misconception that the technical university is situated in Koforidua hence Koforidua Poly but it is actually situated in Adweso. Adweso Township is not part of Koforidua and every establishment on the land of Adweso belongs to Adweso but not Koforidua. The chief explained
“ if it was built at Akim Tafo in Eastern Region , would it still be called Koforidua Poly?” he asked.
In an interview with Goodlife FM reporter Sobibor Ofori Amanfo Sobibor, the chief further revealed that the sport stadium, New Juabeng Senior High School, Koforidua Secondary Technical school were all located in Adweso but not Koforidua.
“Chief Ampaw of Kukurantumi in the Northeast of Kyebi, the capital of Akyem Abuakwa, granted the British colonial Government a portion of his stool lands between kukurantumi and Adweso to the Southeast of Kyebi, for the rehabilitation of the Dwabeng refugees. This was the origin of the modern state of New Dwabeng, with its capital at Koforidua”.
“You can read the book written in 1977 by L.H. Ofosu- Appiah, entitled Dictionary of African Biography, pages 198 and 199 “ He emphasized
Nana Tete Pimpong II, revealed that while administratively, they were under New Juabeng Municipality, traditionally they were not.
He bemoaned the fact that the township was ignored whenever there was an administrative gathering.