Some have heard, some have seen, some have experienced, some have enjoyed and yet some have benefited from the UGDS. Indeed, I could go back and forth about how expedient the society has been both in and out of this university. Nevertheless, it is evidently clear that it is not acceding in its efforts to establish itself as the most effervescent student club.

The Legon Union, the first of its kind, is an open debate forum organized to bring on board some learned persons to split their views on trending national issues.

The maiden edition which was slated to occur on 21st February, 2017 virtually happened as chalked out. The speakers chosen for the event were: Dr Seidu Alidu, a political science lecturer of the University of Ghana and the MP for Ningo Prampram Constituency, Honorable Sam George who doubles also as an Engineer by profession.
The Program unfolded as early as expected with an open forum section where all students were licensed to deliberate the just drop-shipped state of the nation address.

Only 10minutes of the contributions drove in the arrival of Honorable Sam George. Dismaying however, his combatant, the lecturer didn’t show up as he mentioned some reasons to the organisers, said the MC.

The debate then had to begin, the motion was read that “TH supports the establishment of the office of the special prosecutor”. The only debater who was to speak against the proposition set off and made very salient arguments in that respect. He did not mince words when he mentioned unequivocally that, ‘ Providing the Attorney General’s office with the logistics to work would be a wise thing to do rather than setting up another office which is most likely to be dependent and prone to influence “. His submission although went down well with some, for others, they were only left to swallow the Honorables’ words.

Several questions were directed at him and regular responses provided. As for Yaa Gyamfuah, the debater possibly argued in contrasts to the Motion because he was afraid of a promising witch hunting, which he described as development retarding.

All in all, the program was absolutely amazing, interesting and most of all educative.

The UGDS is therefore charged not to rescind on its hard work in bringing up some of such very apropos occasions. It really was a terrific experience!

Bayuoni Dramani

Posted by Bayuoni Dramani

Student poet, Writer and Activist

One comment on this post

  1. Theola says:

    I was there to witness it myself. It was very educative. Hardly do we meet mps who are so learned and are ever ready to stand for the truth whether it favours their political party or not. I am looking forward to many more educative forums. Thank you UGDS.

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