The legislative arm of Legon Hall referred to in official circles as Congress had its first sitting for second semester on Tuesday, February 17th. The House which is the highest decision making body of the Premier Hall deliberated on issues of concern with much focus on the impending Hall Week Celebration.
The first agendum that set the House in motion was a presentation of the state of the JCR address by the JCR President, His Excellency George Asamoah Sekyi. The President touched on finance, welfare, sports, hall week celebration and intended projects for this semester.
He asserted that the finance of the Hall was in good shape and admonished members of the house to tackle issues of sanitation on their floors. He further reminded members of the House of a “clean-up” exercise that will be organized on Saturday, February 28th and asked members of the House to inform their constituents.
Under sports, the President commended the efforts of the sportsmen and women who were making the Hall proud and reminded the House that the soccer league will soon resume. The DSTV subscription he claimed had been settled for the entire semester.
The President then shifted his focus to the Hall Week Celebration slated for 7th to 15th March. He lamented on the challenge of securing sponsorship and assured the House that His team were on top of issues and doing their best to secure sponsorship to ensure that the good entertainment they intend providing for members of the Legon Community sees the light of the day.
In the latter part of the President’s speech, he promised the House that fans will be provided for Annex B as promised and that of Annex A will be done later due to financial constraints. After scrutiny by members of the House, the President was discharged following the acceptance of his report.
The House then proceeded to discuss the proposed budget for the Hall Week Celebration which was presented by the Treasurer, Hon. Emmanuel Tetteh. Concerns were raised with regards to some figures which were explained by the treasurer.
The Organizing Secretary then came in to give the House a brief report about the work his team had done so far with regards to the looming Hall Week Celebration. Hon . Arhin Nana Kodjo took the house on an interesting ride briefing them about programs that his team intended to thrill the legon community with. Gospel Rock Show, Blue Jams, Cooking Competition, Ladies day, Political Seminar, Male Soccer Competition popularly known as “Olonka” among others, were some of the programs he talked about.
The attention of the House centered on the “Blue Jams” which he described as a novelty. He explained it as a program that will host top Disk Jockeys who will display their talents by playing some good music. The event will also have some Top Musicians passing through.
The final agendum deliberated upon was approval of nominees for various committees. The nominees were vetted by the House and approved as well.
The Speaker commended the House for such good deliberations before the closing Prayer. Rt.Hon.Christian Sackey-Acquah, Hon.Baidoo Joseph and Ransford Tetteh had a good time serving as Speaker, first Deputy and second Deputy Speaker for the first time. Hon.Joan Josiah, Hon.Honya Wisdom, Hon.Emmanuel Drah, Hon.Okantah Eugene, Hon.Kwarteng Owusu,Hon.Oforiwaa among others were some of the vocal members of the House during the sitting.
The Sitting ended at about 1am with a word of prayer.