The General Assembly (GA) of the University of Ghana, has given the President of the Students Representative Council (SRC), Isaac Agyemang seven days to account for GHÂ¢ 66,138 of studentsâ dues that have been withdrawn without approval.
Proceedings on the floor of the General Assembly last Friday grinded to a halt when members of the gallery noticed a âdiscrepancyâ in the monies withdrawn from the student coffers.
According to the budget statement of the SRC, the house approved a lump sum of GHÂ¢ 365,452 from the SRC dues as expenses for the first semester of the 2019/2020 academic year.
However, the âIncome Statementâ presented to the house showed that an amount of GHÂ¢ 431,590 was withdrawn from the dues indicating an excess of GHÂ¢ 66,138 spent.
The action of the SRC executive flouts that decision. The house described it as âunconstitutional and illegalâ.
Pursuant to that, the General Assembly moved a motion directing the Audit Board to investigate the spending of the GHÂ¢ 66,138 cedis. It resolved that the SRC President and Treasurer must render accounts within seven days or face impeachment.
But in defense, the Treasurer, Philomena Sarbah Andam and the President attributed the difference to what they described as the âheat in preparations for some SRC programs.â
The two executives argued that the âemergencyâ nature of some situations was the sole reason for spending the excess amount.
(H/T Universe News)