The Alumni of the University of Education, Winneba after a ten year lacuna organized its Congress on Saturday, December 12, 2015, at the Jophus Anamuah Conference Centre, North Campus, as all difficulties and challenges holding the organization of the Congress seems to have been surmounted. The Congress which was scheduled to start at 9:00am started at 10:15 am.
The two sectioned Congress begun with the President of the Alumni, Mr. Benjamin Menyah rendering his address by highlighting his achievements, the way forward for the progress of the Alumni and the difficulties facing the Alumni for the past ten years.
He proceeded to assure the members of the Alumni present at the event that the Alumni is not dead but alive and on cause to achieve its set goals.
Dr. C. Y. Akwaa-Mensah, who delivered the Vice-Chancellor’s address to the Alumni, assured them of the University management’s ever-readiness to work with the Alumni to project the image of U.E.W.
The second section of the Congress which was the election of officers began at 12:50 pm. Each delegate given the chance to address the members present to solicit for their votes for the five slots, the President, Vice President, Treasurer, Organizer and Secretary.
When voting ended after 2:00pm, Mr. Emmanuel O. Sarpong emerged victorious polling 66 votes against his close rival, Kodua Atuahene polling 55 votes with Dr. Vincent Adzahlie-Mensah polling 45 votes, and Mr. B.B.B. Bingab polling 37 votes.
The Vice President position which was also keenly contested was won by Ms. Majorie Affenyi polling 76 votes, Mr. Paul Boakye Antwi polled 13 votes, Mr. Emmanuel Baffoe polled 40 votes, Mr. Alexander Owusu Adjei polled 32 votes, Mr. Kenneth K. Darko polled 36 votes and Mr. Micheal Dartey also polled 5 votes.
Mrs. Dorothy Adentwi-Hayford won the position of the Treasurer with 117 votes against her rival Ms. Helena Amoah who polled 86 votes.
The Organizer’s portfolio saw Mr. Joshua-Luther N. Upoalkpajor emerging the winner with 49 votes against Mr. Emmanuel Assam-Komsom’s 38 votes, Mr. Godsway Asigbe’s 33 votes, Mr. Gershon Philip Sowah Doku’s 33 votes, Mr. Ebenezer Donkor’s 28 votes, Mr. Seyram Dusu’s 17 votes and Miss. Sarah Dampson’s 3 votes.
The position of the Secretary was won by Ms. Afi Enyo Nutakor with 79 votes against her competitors, Mr. Geoffrey Agbokey closing up on her with 63 votes, Mr. Beso Micheal Sula with 39 votes and Mr. Kofi Dodo with 22 votes.
After the declaration of the results by the electoral commissioner for the day, the moderator for the congress, Nana Owusu Kwarteng (PhD), led the newly elected executives to swear oaths of office.
In a close up interview with the newly elected president of the Alumni, Mr. Emmanuel Osei Sarpong, he expressed great delight at his victory and congratulated the other competitors who contested for the various positions.
He again promised to work diligently with the new and old members of the Alumni by rallying all the Alumni across the country and the world to help develop the institution and the nation as a whole.
The successfully organized Congress was dissolved by Nana Owusu Kwarteng (PhD), the moderator, until the next congress is held.