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Court throws out UEW's motion challenging capacity of plaintiff

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The Winneba High Court on Monday threw out a motion filed by the University of Education Winneba (UEW), challenging the capacity of Mr Supi Kofi Kwayera who is challenging the legality of the University’s Governing Council in the same court.

Mr Kwayera is challenging the legality of the Governing Council of the university arguing that its tenure expired in 2013.

The university filed a motion arguing that Mr Kwayera had no capacity to meddle in the affairs of the school but on Monday, the court dismissed the university’s motion challenging the capacity of Mr Kwayera.

The court also dismissed the motion by the university challenging its jurisdiction over the matter.

The court presided over by Mr Ato Mills-Graves, said Mr Kwayera the procedure used in bringing the case against the university was permissible.


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Among the reliefs the plaintiff was seeking includes a declaration that the extension of the mandate of the Governing Council of the 1st Respondent by the 2nd respondent to stay in office to perform such functions as a properly appointed council was in breach of Section 8 Act 672.

A declaration that all decisions taken by the defacto body of persons who constituted themselves as Governing Council is null and void and of no effect.

A declaration that the contracts awarded to Sparkxx Gh Ltd, Paabadu Construction and C-Deck, were done in breach of the Procurement Act (Act 663).

A declaration that all payments made to Lamas Ltd were done without the express written consent of the Ghana Highway Authority, and in breach of the Memorandum of Understanding and same must be refunded.

A declaration that the illegally appointed Principal Officers of the 1st Respondent willfully misappropriated public funds by failing to put to public tender for the construction of the North campus road and thereby causing financial loss to the state.


Source: Graphic.com.gh

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