The administration of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology has cleared some former Student Representative Council (SRC) leaders of accusations of financial misappropriation.
Former KNUST Speaker Andrew Anokye Kyeremateng and former SRC President Michael Abuah were accused of using trip reimbursement funds improperly to attend a leadership and educational forum in South Africa.
The Deputy Director of Student Affairs wrote to the two on July 19, 2022, noting that the former officers did not leave on the journey after GHC 9,100 had been set aside for it and requesting that they reimburse the money..
“Investigations, personal testimony and handwritten statements have proven that you did not embark on the trip. You are by this letter instructed to refund the amount,” the letter read.
Against this backdrop, they were asked to step aside from their duties after a Junior Member Disciplinary Committee was empaneled to probe into the issue.
The two have been adjudged not guilty of the alleged misconduct after numerous investigations and consideration of the available proof.
According to a letter from KNUST’s Registrar, they have been cleared by the university administration, which is headed by the Vice-Chancellor.
“The committee has reached the conclusion that you did not misuse the money intended for your trip based on the investigations done and the proof gathered. The letter stated that the Vice-Chancellor, who serves as the University’s Chief Disciplinary Officer, had reviewed the Committee’s report and accepted its suggestions for your exoneration.
In an interview with LuvNews, Michael Abuah, who is recovering from the event, explained the past year has been uneasy
“It’s been a traumatic time for me. I was stigmatised. I had to be counseled most of the time. But as a leader, I don’t see any wrong when your people ask of accountability and probity. Not a bad thing though,” he said.
Others acquitted of the allegations include Vice President, Reginald Amo Yeboah and Financial Secretary, Derek Dadzie