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Representative Council (SRC), Isaac Agyemang seven days to account for GH¢ 66,138 of students’ dues that have been withdrawn without approval.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of the General Assembly last Friday grinded to a halt when members of the gallery noticed a ‘discrepancy’ in the monies withdrawn from the student coffers.
According to the budget statement of the SRC, the house approved a lump sum of GH¢ 365,452 from the SRC dues as expenses for the first semester of the 2019/2020 academic year.
However, the ‘Income Statement’ presented to the house showed that an amount of GH¢ 431,590 was withdrawn from the dues indicating an excess of GH¢ 66,138 spent.
The action of the SRC executive flouts that decision. The house described it as ‘unconstitutional and illegal’.
Pursuant to that, the General Assembly moved a motion directing the Audit Board to investigate the spending of the GH¢ 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 ‘heat in preparations for some SRC programs.’
The two executives argued that the ‘emergency’ nature of some situations was the sole reason for spending the excess amount.
(H/T Universe News)