Vice Chancelor of the University of Ghana, Professor Ebenezer Oduro-Owusu has advised newly installed Hall Master of the University’s Legon Hall, Dr. C Brenya Wiafe-Akenteng to avoid the using of the hall’s internally Generated Funds without the university’s approval.
Speaking at the installation of Dr. Wiafe-Akenteng as Hall Master, he explained that such funds still belong to the state and the misuse of it would merit the application of the laws of the land and its attendant punishments.
“Let me take this opportunity to address the issue of IGF so you will understand the position of government on this matter and when you come into office…It is very simple, the law states I.G.F, that is Internally Generated Funds is not for you, it remains state’s money. Please be clear, so you cannot spend it as your own money, the laws are applicable in this regard. If you spend your IGF without approval you will go to jail.” the Vice-Chancellor stressed..
However, in an interaction with the media in response to the Vice Chancellor, Dr. Wiafe-Akenteng described it as a positive directive.
He assured that his office will follow due processes in using Internally Generated Funds for the enhancement of students welfare.
“…it is very positive because I was in his office on Monday to discuss with him and he said [that] if there is anything you want to touch, come to him or pass through due process. But [with this], he is talking about if you don’t pass through due process. But if you pass through due processes you can spend and as he said, you want computers, you want ACs, anything that will enhance the welfare of students.” he stated.
Dr. Wiafe-Akenteng further outline plans that the former computer room of the hall would be converted to a conference room which he believes will generate income for the hall.
“…we have a former computer room and now that we have Wi-Fi, we want to convert into a conference room to make money for the hall. We want to also replace all the damaged mattresses and get a table and chair for every room. So we want to do all that for the hall.” he said
He also called on residents of Legon hall to help support him make the hall a better place to reside in.
The installation of the 16th Hall Master of Legon Hall was held at the Legon Hall chapel. In attendance was the Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu and other senior members of the University community.
Story by: Dorothy Buatsi & Jennifer Esi Aniwa/universnewsroom.com