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27.06.2013 General News

Old Vandals to hold congress in Bolga

By Daily Graphic
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The Old Vandals Association (OVA), the alumni of  the Commonwealth Hall of  the University of Ghana, will hold its ninth biennial national congress in Bolgatanga, the Upper East Regional capital, from Friday June 28, to Monday July 1.

It will be the first time that the Old Vandals will be holding their congress in the northern part of the country since their inaugural congress / home coming in Accra in 1997.

A statement issued from the alumni office in the Commonwealth Hall requested all delegates from the Volta, Eastern, Western, Central regions and Tema to report at the Porters Lodge of the Hall for departure at 6:00 pm on Thursday, June 27.

Top on the agenda for the congress is the elections of a new national executive to take over from the Alhaji Razak El- Alawa led-executive that was put elected at the Takoradi Congress in March, 2011.

Also on the programme are donations to the inmates of the Navrongo Prisons and the St. John's Special School at Tono, which has been adopted by the Upper East Regional branch of the OVA.

There will also be a courtesy call on the Upper East Regional Minister and visits to the Paga Crocodile ponds and the border between Ghana and Burkina Faso.

Among notable Old Vandals invited include the president, His, Excellency John Dramani Mahama, Mr Haruna Iddrisu, Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Agyemang Manu, MP for Dormaa East, Mr Joe Osei-Wusu, MP for Bekwai, Mr. Martin Amidu, former Attorney General and several others.

Others invited to grace the occasion are the Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Prof. Ernest Aryeetey, the Chairman of the University of Ghana Alumni Association, Mr  Paa Kwesi Yankey, former Hall Master and current Master, Prof. Harry Akussah and Prof. George Armah respectively and Dr Frank Nyame, Vice Hall Master.

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