University of Ghana (UG) branch of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has initiated impeachment proceedings against the national UTAG president for misrepresenting the group’s position on the Public Universities Bill 2020.
They alleged that the national president, Prof. Charles Ofosu Marfo, is not serving the interest of UTAG members, hence, their plan to remove him from office.
The plan to impeach the national president, according to UG-UTAG, is in line with Article XXIV Clause I and Article XXV Clause 1 of the UTAG national constitution.
President of the association, Dr. Samuel N. Nkumbaan, in a press release noted that “At this emergency meeting held on Thursday, June 11, 2020, the University of Ghana branch of UTAG (UG-UTAG) resolve to initiate impeachment proceedings against the national president of UTAG for consistently misrepresenting and sidelining UG-UTAG’s position on the Public Universities Bill 2020 in his public engagements”.
Dr. Samuel N. Nkumbaan explained that the proposed Public Universities Bill 2020 when passed will give room for ‘unnecessary’ government interference in the affairs of public universities.
UG-UTAG has therefore dissociated itself from the position taken by the national president to get the bill passed into law.
Read below UG-UTAG’s statement below;