The Navrongo Campus of the University of Development Studies (UDS) is to be named after the late C K Tedam after a Bill submitted to the Parliament of Ghana has been approved to that effect.
The President, Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo disclosed this during a state burial held in honour for the late CK Tedam on Saturday 22 June 2019 at his hometown in Paga, Kessena-Nankana, West District of the Upper East Region.
The President, in his tribute eulogised the late Tedam as a “rock” whose contribution to the country could not be underestimated, hence, the decision to name the Navrongo Campus of UDS after him. He noted that after Parliament’s approval, the University would be referred to as the “C K Tedam University of Technology and Applied Sciences”.
Earlier, a pre-burial mass was held for him at the Martyrs of Uganda Roman Catholic Church at Mamprobi in Accra before his body was airlifted to his hometown for burial.
The funeral rites was attended by many dignitaries including the Vice President, Dr Mahamadu Bawumia, Speaker of Parliament, Prof Aaron Michael Oquaye and some Members of State.
The Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), Lt Gen OB Akwa, Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr David Asante-Apeatu, the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Vice Marshal Frank Hanson and other Security Services Commanders were in attendance.
The late Tedam was a Former Chairman of the Council of Elders of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and also a Founding Member of the party who died on 25 April 2019 in Accra after a short illness.
He was 94 and was married to the late Winifred Tedam with whom they had six children.