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28.11.2006 Education

Commonwealth Hall to be probed

By The Ghanaian Times
Commonwealth Hall to be probed
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The Vice President of the University of Ghana, Professor Clifford Tagoe has put together a team to audit the accounts of the Commonwealth Hall.

A statement signed by Professor Harry Akussah, Hall Master said the sitting up of the special audit team follows the events of the last four days relating to the finances of the hall, especially the Junior Common Room.

It said the team which commenced work yesterday would be sitting at the room “2” of the Commonwealth Hall.

Consequently, the statement said “Any student or worker who has any evidence of financial malpractice against the Hall Master, the Senior Tutor, the JCR executives or any worker in the hall should contact the committee.

Meanwhile disbursement of funds to the JCR has been suspended.

The Hall Master has also been asked to proceed on a two week leave “to allow the auditors free hand to do their work.”

In his absence, the vice hall master will take charge of the hall.

The statement gave the assurance that after the audit, “the full force of the JCR constitution status and the laws of Ghana will come into full force”.

The JCR President, Benjamin Akyena Brantuo in a memo to the Vice Chancellor on November 16 called for an independent committee of enquiry into the financial administration of the hall.

The memo accused officials of the hall including the Hall Master, Professor Akussah and the Senior Tutor, Dr Frank Nyame of misappropriation of funds.

Reacting to the allegations later, Prof. Akussah described the allegations as a vendetta being pursued against him by Mr Akyena Brantuo and endorsed the setting up of an independent committee of enquiry into the financial administration of the hall.

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