The University of Cape Coast (UCC) Parliamentary Council has for the second time in a row, been declared winners of the commonwealth debate organised by Parliament of Ghana in collaboration with the British Council in Accra on March 12 this year.
The competition which was on the theme “Towards a Common Future” formed part of activities to mark this year’s Commonwealth Day celebration.
The competition was fiercely contested among ten institutions namely; the University of Cape Coast, University of Ghana, University of Education, Kumasi Campus and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
The rest were University for Development Studies, University of Energy and Natural Resources, University of Professional Studies, Central University, Zenith University College and the Accra Technical University.
Speaking against the motion, “The establishment of the Special Prosecutor will see a drastic reduction in the spate of corruption in Ghana”, University of Cape Coast Parliamentary Council represented by Mylo Emmanuel Dadzie, Caleb Otabil, and Abraham Atubilla sailed through pegging themselves ahead of their rival contenders the University of Ghana, University for Development Studies, University of Education and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology to emerge winners with 85.5 points. The University of Ghana placed second with 83.5 points and University of Development Studies came third with 81 points.
They received the coveted golden trophy and a cash prize as their reward.
The Speaker of the UCC Parliamentary Council, Awoshika Awutunde told ATL FM NEWS the prize means a lot to them especially taking it for the second time in a row.