The former president and speaker of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology’s Students’ Representative Council (SRC), Michael Abuah and Andrew Anokye, have been cleared of all allegations of misusing university funds by the disciplinary committee. This decision followed an investigation into allegations of fraudulent and deceitful behavior, including corruption accusations and misleading the student body about an educational trip to South Africa.
Abuah was accused of taking GHC9,100 for the trip to South Africa, which he did not attend. However, the investigation found that the funds were used for their intended purpose, and there was no misappropriation of funds. The disciplinary committee’s report stated that after reviewing the evidence, they concluded that Abuah and Anokye did not misappropriate the funds for their travel. The Vice-Chancellor accepted the committee’s report and recommendation, resulting in the exoneration of the two individuals.
On August 5, 2022, Abuah and Anokye were asked to step aside over allegations of misconduct. They were suspended until an investigation into the controversy surrounding the educational trip was completed by a Junior Member Disciplinary Committee. The SRC Judicial Committee was asked to ensure that there was no break in the administration of the student body until the matter was resolved.
Abuah was expected to organize an educational trip to South Africa in collaboration with the South African Union of Students and the University Students’ Association of Ghana (USAG). However, the embattled officials were alleged to have failed to organize the trip, which cost GH¢9,100.00. They were asked to refund the amount by August 8, 2022. A petition by the Coalition of Concerned Students (CCS) triggered the investigations into the trip.