Alexander Adum Kwapong Hall’s Parliament has formed an interim Executive Council to steer the affairs of the Junior Common Room following the cessation of the tenure of the Selasie Ahadzi-led administration.
In a release signed by the Speaker of the hall’s parliament, Right Honorable Joseph Star Botchway, the tenure of an Executive Council of any administration, per the constitution comes to an end 12 months after its inauguration.
In view of this, the current administration which assumed office on December 8, 2017 ceased to act in its capacity around the same period in December 2018.
“…the constitution of the JCR stipulates the tenure of the Executive Council as twelve calendar months after which the executive officers shall vacate their office. The tenure of the Isaac Selassie Ahadzi-led Executive Council expired on December 8, 2018” excerpts of the communiqué read.
Also, the formation of the new council per the release is justified on the grounds that the President and the Financial Secretary failed to show up to deliver the state of the JCR address at the first parliamentary sitting which was held yesterday, February 11, 2019.
According to the release, they decided not to attend the meeting since their tenure has expired and were no longer subject to the dictates of the constitution that regulates their activities.
“…at the first sitting of the first parliamentary meeting for the second semester of the 2018/2019 academic year, the president and the financial secretary of the Isaac Ahadzi-led executive council were supposed to account to the house on the state of the JCR and its finances. They refused to be present in parliament to present the state of the JCR and the income and expenditure statement of the account for the 2018 financial year” portion of the release explained.
Due to the aforementioned reasons, parliament during their last meeting passed a resolution to form an interim executive council to carry out the activities of the JCR until elections were held to elect a new executive body to man the affairs of the hall.
Per the constitution, in the absence of a lawfully elected executive council, the Speaker, alongside other six members of parliament shall make up a new interim council.
The new interim executive council approved by parliament include;
The Right Honorable Speaker, Joseph Star Botchway, The Honorable Member of Parliament Jacinta Delali Doga, The Honorable Member of Parliament Prince Eleagbe, The Honorable Member of Parliament Francis Adelani Adetola, The Honorable Member of Parliament Anyamesem Kusi Dapaah and The Honorable Member of Parliament Deborah Nyame
Story by: David Quaye|universnewsroom.com