Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, Sam George has referred to the recent impasse at the University of Education Winneba as political works, noting that the presidency is behind the whole action. The Ningo Prampram Legislator, however, described steps taken to restore calm to the university as “just face-saving”.
Sam George made this known while speaking speaking on Tv3’s New Day monitored by Ghanacrusader.com while discussing the impasse at UEW on last Thursday, a violent demonstration by students calling for reinstatement of some sacked lecturers by university’s Vice Chancellor, Reverend Father Aful-Broni.
Speaking on the show, the NDC MP advised politicians to stay away from the university and other social issues to allow the technocrats put in charge to do their work.
“We can’t keep tainting everything in the country,” he admonished.
For him, the issues at UEW have reached a head as a result of the seeming endorsement the president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, gave to the Vice Chancellor, Reverend Professor Anthony Afful-Broni, by attending his investiture last year, following the removal of Prof Mawutor Avoke.
“It is as clear as daylight that there is the hand of government in this University of Education, Winneba matter.”