UG SRC Responses To Allegations That It Embezzled Student’s Funds

By | November 16, 2017

Following the allegations against the SRC president and the top executives of the University of Ghana SRC on the embezzlement of funds, it was reported that a 5 member commission had been set up to investigate the claims made by former Financial Controller of USAG, Mr Daniel Obeng.
However, the University of Ghana SRC finally spoke up and issued a communique which was signed by the President, Daniel Otting Awuah urging students to ignore publications concerning the alleged scandal. He referred to the reports as misleading, completely untrue.
Below is the statement signed by the SRC President of University of Ghana
The notice of the SRC has been drawn to a supposed commission of enquiry that has been set up to investigate an alleged case of financial misappropriation in the SRC.
It is hereby stated by this medium that no such commission exists with the mandate spelt out in the Constitution to carry out such a task. This is because there has not been a constitutionally held General Assembly to pass the resolution.
It should be noted that the SRC does not recognize the meeting that was held on Monday, 13th November, 2017 as one that passes for a legal General Assembly, competent to pass resolutions of this sort. This is because the necessary quorum was not reached, due to the absence of key officers of the SRC.
The Constitution requires that the SRC President or Vice must inter alia, necessarily constitute any General Assembly before it can be given the legal strength it deserves. The meeting that was held on Monday however did not have either of these two officers present, due to the unwillingness of the leadership of the General Assembly to execute an order from the Dean of Students’ Affairs. The Dean had ordered that the Deputy Speaker of the General Assembly be removed from office and/or stripped of the capacity to conduct the business of the house. The leadership of the house however dissented with this view and proceeded to conduct the business of the house without the presence of the executive officers of the SRC. This obvious disregard for authority coupled with the need to respect the sanctity of institutions resulted in a decision to refrain from participating in the meeting by the said executive officers.
To this end, the general student body should disregard any publications purporting the selection of some commission of enquiry to conduct the said investigations.
Meanwhile the SRC would release an official detail on the matters surrounding the USAG debacle. It is noted on record however, that the reports are misleading, completely untrue and devoid of factual accuracies. The SRC sternly dissociates itself from the rumors and charges students to remain resolute as the SRC investigates the matter and produces the facts of the issues as they are.
Thank you.


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