October 29, 2019
Member of Parliament for Asawase and Minority Chief Whip, Mohammed Muntaka Mubarak has said the leadership of the Students Representative Council (SRC) of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science Technology (KNUST) should be held responsible for the rumpus on campus.

According to the Asawase legislator, when students started converging and were holding sticks, what were they going to do with that, “in a peaceful demonstration”?

He recounted that during his days as a student at KNUST when they were embarking on a demonstration, the tall ones among them were ask to guide the demonstration so that no one goes away from the designated route.

“If anyone was going to stop vehicles, those guiding would say master stop that, we corrected those who wanted to go wayward. What did they do there are video footages any single student whose face is shown holding anything, the car smashing should be made to face the law”, he lamented.

Mr. Mubarak in an interview pointed out that the rumpus by the students is criminal and called for a stop to politicking with the whole incident and going ahead to say the Vice chancellor was appointed by former President John Mahama.

Again the dissolved council was not chaired by the Vice chancellor, he was implementing decisions by the council, “you had the SRC representatives there as well as the post graduate representative”.

In a democracy you do not always get things go your way, you can speak against things you disagree with and hold peaceful demonstration to show your displeasure but not to run riot and destroy properties, he said.

And lamented, “if care is not taken, as a nation we would grow some “monsters and set bad precedence’ that might come to hunt us in the future.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com