“#VORTEX17”, may have hit a dead end when majority of General Assembly members of the University of Ghana SRC in the early hours of this morning(12th February 2017) voted to set aside the conventional SRC WEEK CELEBRATION scheduled for March this year with an estimated budget of GHC40,000
There was a heated argument among the honorables when the activities for the SRC WEEK CELEBRATION were outlined before the house.
Activities such as cooking competition, gospel rock show and health screening among others were not enough to convince members of the General Assembly who believed there are much more pressing matters for the SRC to address and consequently a motion was moved and seconded to set aside this year’s SRC WEEK CELEBRATION. Some members however argued that the program line up could be altered, others like Hon Sylvester Amoako was of the view that, instead of deciding for the entire student body whether or not they want an SRC WEEK CELEBRATION, the JCR representatives could simply help the house conduct a referendum to settle the issue. The SRC President, Her Excellency Esinam Seade moved a counter motion against the setting aside of the SRC WEEK CELEBRATION. The leadership of the house resolved to allow honorable members vote to decide the issue.
A submission from Hon Jeffery Amoah to vote by secret ballot was rejected. A head count vote was subsequently taken and 19 members voted to set aside the SRC WEEK CELEBRATION, 17 members voted against and 12 members abstained from voting.
The speaker then proceeded to hear other programs the committee had for students.
Story By Oswald K. Azumah