After break-up of NUGS, GUPS next?

The confusion that hit the National Union of Ghana Students leading to a split of the mother of all student’s body in the country, is beginning to have an impact on other students bodies, as a similar development has rocked the Ghana Union of Professional Students (GUPS).

The Union’s General Secretary Emefa Agonyo is said to have circulated some information concerning the removal of its President Jonas Akese from office, at a certain General Assembly Meeting which was chaired by her on the 16th of March, 2011, at the Ghana School of Survey and Mapping (GSSM).

But the National Secretariat in a release copied to Adom News on Thursday, unequivocally stated that the actions of the General Secretary is not binding on the Secretariat.

The release was jointly signed by Coordinating Secretary Abena Obuo Adisi, Treasurer; Andrews N. B. Adom, Women’s Commissioner; Diana N. A. Adarkwah, Programmes & Projects Coordinator; Cosmos Acquah Jnr, President; Jonas Akesse as well as Press & Information secretary; Adwoa A. Owusu.

“She acted alone without the knowledge and consent of the Secretariat. As far as we are concerned, there has not been any General Assembly meeting and we, therefore, call on the general public, cherished member institutions, Ministries, Departments and Agencies, and all affiliates of the Union to disregard the unfortunate misinformation”, the statement said.

The statement stressed that the National Secretariat recognizes only one President (Jonas Akese) who is at post and effectively carrying out his constitutional obligations.

Source: Adom News/Ghana