April 17, 2019
Member of Parliament for Effutu, Alexander Kwamina Afenyo-Markin, has said the University of Education Winneba’s brouhaha needs a complete solution not a half solution.

According to the Effutu lawmaker from the meetings he had participated in and the conclusions arrived at, all those who were sacked as a result of disagreement with the new management are to be re-instated.

“I believe the vice chancellor is well aware of this, he and I know those people, most of them were seen as supporters of Professor Avoker, we have all been tasked to ensure reconciliation, and it should be done in a manner that will give a positive impression”.

In an interview, he pointed out that there are quite a number of people to be re-instated, Dr. Berqueen has been left out, I do not know why, Mr. Epiphany Agbeshie (a Senior Assistant Registrar) is still home on suspension and again I do not see why Dr. Duku had been left out.

“The gang of six, Professor Mawutor Avoke and his group as far as I am concern they were supposed to be compensated, I want their full package given to them an announcement, but to solve the problem halfway through without giving an explanation that the rest are being taking care of creates a disturbing situation”.

He pleaded with the vice chancellor Reverend Father Prof Anthony Afful-Broni to deal with the issues, since he is the complainant all matters that goes to the governing council emanate from the VC as well as the chief disciplinary officer, so he initiate the move and it gets to the governing council.

“I will want to plead with all stakeholders to work around the clock and ensure that this matter is resolved once and for all”.

He further revealed that he has taken a position that if the vice chancellor cannot demonstrate the ability to reconcile there is no point in him staying in office.

“We all had confident in him and we all believe in him, that is why when he petition my office along side with some of his colleagues, I took the matter up, I get a bit disappointed and people will say my office is  interfering in the ruing of UEW. We  owe it a duty to mother Ghana, and a duty to the academia to ensure that the right thing is done if we allow things to degenerate and we say it is academic freedom, autonomy and all that one day it will come back and hunt all of us”, he lamented.

Again what was wrong yesterday remains wrong today, and will remain wrong tomorrow let us look at the critical issues and address them once and for all, so that at the end of the day those affected  staffs will see themselves as one, he concluded.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com