Management and Council of the University of Education Winneba (UEW) have called on Amnesty International Global to take disciplinary action against two of its board members, Dr. Vincent Mensah and Samuel Agbotse because they are not pursuing the core mandates of the organization.
Speaking to journalists at the University of Education Winneba, the Acting Vice Chancellor of UEW Professor Afful Broni alleged that the two personalities among other senior members are peddling allegations of disunity at the university without basis.
He noted that the allegations by Amnesty International which are trending on social media about the institution is baseless and must be treated with utmost disgust by all.
Samuel Agbotse who is the campaign and fundraising coordinator of Amnesty International Ghana addressed a news conference recently under the banner of Amnesty International citing human rights abuses against the beleaguered former Vice Chancellor of the University.
The Acting Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Afful Broni addressing the press conference on the UEW campus on Tuesday said, “The actions of Mr. Agbotse clearly indicates he is only on a mission to set his own agenda and probably that of his pay masters’.
Professor Afful Broni
He added, “The university is also in the known of the mischievous role of one of its own lecturers, Dr. Vincent Mensah who is on the Amnesty International board and is using the Amnesty International platform and Mr. Agbotse as his proxy to persu e his own parochial interest”.
Speaking to this on ‘Behind the News’ on Radio Ghana, the Fundraising Coordinator of Amnesty International, Mr. Samuel Agbotse explained that the substantive issue of the dehumanizing treatment of former UTAG President, Dr Ofori Bekoe had not been addressed.
He said the press conference was an attempt in futility by the acting Vice Chancellor of UEW, Professor Afful Broni, to divert attention from human abuses some lecturers had suffered at the UEW campus. Mr. Agbotse reaffirmed his commitment to fighting human right abuses irrespective of the quarters the abuse come from.
Meanwhile, the University Teachers Association of Ghana UTAG has resolved to put to rest tensions between the Acting Vice Chancellor of the University of Education Winneba and some lecturers. The tension has led to the sacking and forced eviction of some lecturers. President of UTAG, Dr. Eric Opoku Mensah has said the Association is waiting for a favourable response from the University Council to resolve the issue out of court.
Source : ATL FM NEWS / CHRISTIAN BAIDOO