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ATL Hall holds Durbar


The multiple award-winning Atlantic (ATL) Hall has held a durbar as part of the celebration of its 54th Hall Week Festival.

The durbar, held on the theme, “Peaceful Elections in Ghana,the Role of the Tertiary Student,” attracted traditional rulers, student leaders, the clergy,among others.

On Saturday,speaking at the durbar,Mr.Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, a former Executive Director at Danquah Institute,a Policy Think-tank, called on students to be concerned about the upcoming General Elections,which comes off in November 7.

Mr.Otchere-Darko,who is in his 40s, said students should join the call for a credible electoral process.

He said bad management of the economy had led to unemployment in the country.

“When the economy is not managed properly; inflation runs high,interest rates are high, so businesses cannot afford to borrow and if they cannot afford to borrow, they cannot afford to employ,” Mr.Otchere-Darko told the audience,which included Adehye and Valco Hall presidents.

For his part, Mr.George Sarfo, ATL president, extolled the achievements of the hall since his assumption into power last year,which included renovating the Porters’ lodge.

Mr. Sarfo,who will leave office in April, praised the hall’s level 100s for beating Casford Hall in the Inter-Hall football games last semester.

He called on students not to allow themselves to be used by politicians to foment trouble before,during and after the elections.

At the tail end of the programme,Mr. Sarfo,congratulated Pipis on defeating Non-Pipis by 6-3 in a football game organised by the hall. The winner of the game, Pipis f/c, was given a fat goat as its prize.

The Hall,which was established in 1962,has affiliates around 2,500,including males and females.

The week-long Hall festival was climax with a Concert of music on Sunday night.