Hey Y’all Kuulpeeps in The University of Ghana – Legon.
How are you keeping your SRC and its executives honest?
You should know that your SRC President, Daniel Otting Awuah has come under fire after being cited as the central figure for the malfeasance of some GH¢16,250 of your money.
The allegations were brought up against him by former Financial Controller of the University Students Association of Ghana (USAG), Mr. Daniel Obeng at the General Assembly sitting of the Students Representative Council (SRC); the official legislative arm of the SRC on Monday, November 13.
According to Mr. Obeng, each student from member institutions of USAG is expected to pay 50 pesewas as USAG dues. In this regard, USAG expected to receive GH¢10,000.00 from the University of Ghana as dues for an estimated 20,000 students, MyJoyOnline reports.
However, the records available to him [Obeng] indicate that Mr. Otting Awuah allegedly bloated the estimated number of students to 25,000 and further increased the charge to Gh¢1.00 per head.
Earlier in the 2017/2018 first semester, the SRC President went ahead to report to the General Assembly that he paid the GH¢25,000.00 to USAG as dues during the vacation, a communique from a campus press said.
But Mr. Obeng, the petitioner has refuted the president and told the house that the president paid the said amount into an account completely unknown to USAG.
Mr. Obeng also stated that USAG expected 35 delegates at its Congress in Tamale at a cost of GH¢250.00 each, making a total of GH₵ 8,750.00.
However, the SRC President and Treasurer, Miss Ethel Donkor reported to the General Assembly earlier this semester that they paid an amount of GH¢ 10,000 for 40 delegates but Mr. Obeng says this is also not true and only GH¢ 8750 was paid.
This puts the amount of contention to a tune of GH¢16,250.
Mr. Obeng told the house he had filed a formal petition to the Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana and the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) for probing into the matter.