Education Campaign Coalition in turmoil over chairmanship

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Deposed Chairman of Ghana National Education Campaign Coalition (GNECC) Kofi Asare

A crisis may be brewing at the Ghana National Education Campaign Coalition (GNECC) if the growing tussle among leadership continues.

It follows a decision to strip Mr Kofi Asare, of the chairmanship post.

GNECC is a civil society network championing the right to quality basic education in Ghana.

Investigations

A statement sighted by Dailymailgh.com indicated that Mr Asare did not meet the criteria for election to the office of Chairman of the Coalition.

“…per Article 12 of the GNECC constitution…It became clear that he [Mr Kofi Asare] came to the office based on false information with regards to meeting the criteria provided,” a statement signed by Veronica Dzeagu, National Coordinator for the Coalition read.

The General Assembly, according to the statement, “has therefore decided to nullify the election for Chairmanship position at the 2018 Annual General Meeting”.

The coalition has therefore appointed Vice-Chairperson, Madam Dorothy Konadu, as acting chairperson.

“All partners should henceforth channel all communication related to GNECC through the Secretariat and the Acting Chairperson,” the statement further added.

Response

In a statement, however, Mr Asare appears to fight back.

He describes the actions by a few members of the leadership as “illegal”.

He said the members who are less than 15% of the total 218 members of the Coalition, are not comfortable with the current leadership’s firm stance on some key government policies in the education sector.

“The said meeting which is being funded by some faceless persons was requisitioned through forgery of members’ signatures and various misrepresentations, leading to the fraudulent procurement of consent. The East Legon Police is currently investigating the case,” the statement said.

He said the Executive Council and its wider membership has since distanced themselves from the said meeting adding, “The outcome of this meeting must, therefore, be disregarded by all stakeholders”.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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