The University of Cape Coast branch of the Senior Staff Association – Universities of Ghana (SSA-UoG) has held a hand over and swearing-in ceremony for its newly elected executives to steer affairs of the Association for a four year term.
The new Executives are: Sandy Kumi-Sinatra – Chairman; Enoch Mensah-Williams – Vice Chairman; Christopher Aggrey – Secretary; Jacob Ewudzie – Assistant Secretary:; Robert Mensah Essilfie – Trustee; Joana Akinola – Women’s Commissioner; Lawrence Pobee – Executive Member; Dickson S. Y. Amedahe – Executive Member; Charles Amos Odoom – Ex-Officio.
In his handing-over notes, the outgone Chairman, Charles Amos Odoom appreciated members of the association for the opportunity he and his colleagues were given to serve.
He further noted that the work involved a lot of risks and therefore members of the association should support the incoming executives so that their work will be fruitful.
“As for me and my outgoing executives we are ever ready to support the incoming executives for them to succeed,” he added.
In his acceptance speech, the new chairman of the association also thanked the Election Committee, the University Management and members of the Association for helping to make the election successful.
He also called on members to be united and rally behind the new executives as they work hard to enhance their welfare.
Mr. Kumi-Sinatra further indicated that as executives they will cooperate with the members of the Association in the attainment of the goals and objectives of the Association.
He noted “we are deeply honoured to be elected to take over the mantle of leadership of our dear Association for the next four years.”
“While acknowledging that the task ahead is challenging we pledge to work to the best of our ability to see to the redress of all outstanding issues,” he added.
The Pro-Vice Chancellor of UCC, Prof Dora Francisca Edu-Buandoh applauded the work of the outgone executives.
According to her, the members had a good relationship with management and implored the new executives to learn from them.
“The outgoing executives collaborated a lot with management. They had a lot of patience for us. We encourage you to develop that if you don’t have it because it is a very difficult thing to lead people”, she said.
She further admonished the new executives “You must be focused to do what you have promised yourself and your Association that you will do for the good of humanity”.
The hand over and swearing-in ceremony took place at the Auditorium 900.