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29.10.2004 Regional News

Judicial C'ttee of SRC enquires into sale of bus

By GNA

Kumasi, Oct 29, GNA - The Judicial committee of the Students Representative Council (SRC) of Kumasi Polytechnic has instituted an enquiry into circumstances leading to the sale of the SRC bus. This follows a rift that has developed between the SRC President, Frederick Prempeh-Boateng and the other executive members of the SRC over the use of proceeds from the sale of the bus.

The SRC President was alleged to have used about 13.6 million cedis out of the 18 million cedis at which the bus was sold, to carry out some projects approved by the SRC executive and its finance development committee.

This sparked off events that led to the suspension of the SRC President by a section of the SRC executive but which were overturned by the judicial committee of the SRC following an appeal by the SRC president.

Following these developments, the Judicial Committee wrote to the entire SRC executive including the President to proceed on leave pending investigations to unravel the mystery surrounding the sale of the bus. The SRC president said the transport committee of the SRC was tasked to submit a comprehensive technical report on one of its buses.

The transport committee recommended the sale of the bus in view of its poor condition.

It said the recommendation of the transport committee's report was accepted by the SRC that called a students' forum to seek their consent. The report said the students, however, could not meet to take a final decision since they had embarked on their strike action and so the central committee of the SRC sold it for 18 million cedis.

It said the SRC president used 13.6 million cedis to carry out projects that had been planned, budgeted for and approved by the SRC and its finance and development committee.

This, the report said, sparked off accusations of financial impropriety against the SRC president. 29 Oct 04

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