Gov’t names reps for KNUST Council

Government has named its members for the Governing Council of the Kwame Nkrumah Science and Technology (KNUST) to be reconstituted by Chancellor Otumfuo Osei Tutu II. Government missed a Wednesday, October 31 deadline to submit its representatives. All the other parties had made the names available to the Chancellor, who was expected to reconstitute the Council on Friday. Earlier on that day, government accused the other parties of maintaining the same representatives for the Council, a move that in its estimation does not redound to finding a solution to the impasse.

The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) had accused government of betrayal for not naming its representatives up till Friday. The Head of Public Affairs at the Ministry of Education, Ekow Vincent Assafuah, also claimed a “gentleman’s agreement” was reached with all parties to have them change their representatives. On Saturday Nana Effah Appenteng, Hilda Haggar Ampadu, Steve Anoff Amoaning-Yankson and Alex Quaynor were submitted as going to represent government’s interest on the Council. Nana Effah Appenteng is a retired diplomat and the Omanhene of Bompata Traditional Area. He was coincidentally the chairman of the Interim Committee set up by government when the old Council was dissolved. Mrs Ampadu is a public health specialist and an alumna of the University. Ing. Amoaning-Yankson is the President of the Ghana Institute of Engineers while Mr Quaynor is a private legal practitioner. It is now unclear whether the Council will be announced on Monday. By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh||Ghana ]]>

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