The former Students Representative Council (SRC) administration, under the leadership of President Jessie Sasu Asante, undoubtedly took significant steps toward improving the university’s infrastructure and facilities. Various projects were initiated during their tenure, and it is undeniable that some tangible progress was made.
However, the lack of proper communication and visibility might have contributed to the perception that they did nothing of significance. As a result, their efforts seemed overshadowed and forgotten, leading to discontent among those who were part of that era.
The current administration assumed leadership at Koforidua Technical University, inheriting the ongoing projects initiated by their predecessors. Since it is a common practice for incoming administrations to continue the work of their predecessors.
Regrettably, there have been instances where the current administration seemed to have taken undue credit for some projects initiated by the past administration. This misrepresentation of facts has sparked controversies and has left some members of the university community feeling undervalued.
The SRC Complex was an initiative initiated by the past administration, aiming to provide a state-of-the-art facility to serve the needs of the student body.
The SRC Complex was an initiative initiated by the past administration, aiming to provide a state-of-the-art facility to serve the needs of the student body. It was under the Ex. President of the SRC (JESSIE), watch as the ambitious project was set into motion. This new facility aimed to enhance student life, providing them with a modern space to congregate, engage in extracurricular activities, foster a sense of community, and generate income for the SRC.
SRC cloths came early this year after years of a case around it dragged for years among the SRC representatives and the producer of the cloth.
As reported, Jessie, the past President played a role by making sure the clothes reach the school but left office before that manifested. Also, he advised the president on measures to take since he once worked with the producer of the cloth.
In recent times, the current administration has been keen on reaping the fruits of some of the university’s development endeavors. While they undoubtedly deserve recognition for their efforts in certain areas, it seems as though they have conveniently overshadowed the groundwork laid by their predecessors.
It is rumored that the current administration has taken center stage in promoting this development, almost making it appear as if they are solely responsible for its creation. However, it is essential to acknowledge that the foundation of this project was laid by the past administrations.
While the current administration has every right to boast about its achievements, it must acknowledge the contributions of its predecessors honestly. Transparent communication fosters trust and goodwill among the student community, ensuring that the efforts of all administrations are recognized and celebrated collectively.
The former P.R.O., Asare Joel Akoto had a message to share.
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The Hidden Surplus: A Closer Look at the Coffers
The impressive surplus could have been an invaluable resource for the current administration, enabling them to further invest in projects that benefit the student body.
Liokin media hub further inquired from the erstwhile administration, H.E Jessie Asante, He told our source that he provided advise when the current president sought for his view on the cloth acquisition.
other information reaching us alleges that, half of the total amount was paid for by H.E Safo Obed Kantanka(2019/2020), whereas acquisition effort was made by Victor Togoh, Jessie Asante, and Divine Obirim Junior and leaving the other part of the payment that was paid by the current administration.
As always, my take
I think truth and transparency should be seen in our academic community. While both the past and current administrations have made valuable contributions to Koforidua Technical University, it is essential to recognize the efforts of each without ignoring the accomplishments of others.
Class representatives must be sent back to the General Assembly in order to send information that is been discussed at every sitting.
Also, one must learn to share his or her achievement properly in other to prevent being demonized.
The SRC should stand as an enduring symbol of progress and unity among students. It is only fitting that we celebrate the collaborative efforts of both past and present administrations in bringing our vision to life.