An Ace Journalist, and main Host of Love Reasons on ATL FM, Paul Ofori Amanfo, has been elected as the President of the University of Cape Cast Chapter of the Graduate Students’ Association of Ghana (GRSAG-UCC) for the 2013/2014 academic year.
He won the hotly contested race with 228 votes representing 47.5% of the total votes cast. Ntow William who came close pulled 100 votes (20.83%), Richard Asoma Kyere had 72 votes (15%), Frank Abeiku Adams had 55 votes (11.46%), and Elorm Ato Davies pulled 25 votes (5.21%).
The Vice Presidential race was won by Rebbecca Efua klege, who pulled 277 votes (58.44%), with the other contestant Emmanuel Adu Ogyiri pulling 197 votes (41. 56%).
Doris Mensah Wonkyi who went unopposed for the Secretary of the association pulled 456 (94.41%). Frank Baidoo Baiden won the Organising Secretary of GRASAG-UCC with 281 votes (59.66%), with the other contestant, Tettey Michael, pulling 190 votes (40.34%).
Samuel Kofi Asiamah, who also went unopposed for the Financial Secretary Position, was elected with 456 votes (94.41%). The Treasurer position was won by Erskine Feruta with 284 votes (59.29%). His contender, Stellar Atter, pulled195 votes (40.71%).
Sabina Appiah-Boateng, who solely contested the Women’s Commissioner Position, won with 464 votes.
Speaking to ATL FM News, Paul Ofori Amanfo, popularly called ‘The Monkey in the Chair’, said he will make sure he provides a good leadership to propel his team to fulfill the visions they outlined to the students during their campaigning.
“We’ve told them a lot; in terms of their bursary, issues with their completion rate, issues regarding accommodation, and a host of other issues that we brought on board. To me, I am in to be provide a productive leadership, a very responsible leadership; a leadership that they can trust, a transparent and accountable leadership, and a participatory leadership” he said.
According to him, he believes making his leadership participatory will enhance the participation of GRASAG-UCC members in everything they do, something he believes will enhance the fulfillment of their vision for GRASAG-UCC.
“I think that is a very important thing that I would want to ensure becomes a reality; that my members will be part and parcel of everything we do every step of the way. And I think that is very crucial. We don’t have any excuse to deny our members the opportunity to know what is going on in the association”.
The election took place on 25th April, 2013.