Civic Education Club wades into UPSA SRC scandal, urges immediate accountability forum

Civic Education Club wades into UPSA SRC scandal, urges immediate accountability forum

UPSA SRC President Peter Zuma

The Civic Education Club at the University of Professional Studies, Accra is pushing for an accountability forum for the Student council executives to explain the issues of questionable transactions raised by the Auditor.

The Club in a statement Friday and copied said the forum has become important in the light of the disclosure by the SRC Auditor of the “wanton misappropriation” of students funds by some executives.

The statement cited Article 29(14) of the SRC Constitution which enjoins the Executive Council to convene a general student meeting at least twice in a semester.

Findings of a probe conducted into the financial statement of the SRC have revealed how various officers of the Council undertook activities without proper documentation.

Following the revelation, the SRC General Assembly has set up a Commission of Inquiry to investigate some of the findings made in the report.

In the said report, the SRC President Peter MwinZumah is said to have spent a whooping GHS25,000 on the training of Level 400 students in project work training seminar.

Reacting to findings of the Audit Report, the Civic Education Club has encouraged the executive council to call that meeting since it is in line with the spirit of transparency and accountability.

Although it says the Executive Council breached the SRC Constitution in the first semester, the Club wants all the provisions in the Constitution to be respected.

“The club has taken notice of the fact that this provision ARTICLE 29(14) of the SRC Constitution was breach during the first semester of their administration and it is on the back of this that we urge the executive council to do the needful by complying with this constitutional provision,” the Club said.

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