The Technical University Teachers Association of Ghana local chapter of Accra Technical University has conducted a handing over ceremony to usher in a new leadership led by Mr. Ibrahim Zubairu.
Mr. Zubairu was declared winner after a keenly contested election that saw him marshal 87 votes.
He was together sworn into office with Mrs. Alice Constance Mensah (PhD), Vice Chairperson, Mr. Collins Owusu Kwaning, Treasurer, Mr. Hanson Obiri – Yeboah, Organizer and Mr. Bright Kojo Azumah as Secretary.
Delivering his send - off address, the outgoing President, Dr. Jones Ntiamoah admonished the strides made during the years of his leadership. He credited members for their show of tolerance and contribution towards the activities of TUTAG.
The erstwhile president expressed concerns about some activities in the past years that had situated the union in a bad light, resulting in some reputational damages.
He however encouraged members to help the current executive succeed by offering counsel in their moments of need.
Dr. Ntiamoah enumerated some interventions that have been put in place including the building and allocation of offices to lecturers, successful movement of the Provident fund (PF) to the United Pension Fund (UPT) and the increment in allowances for TUTAG members in relation to marked scripts.
He tasked his predecessors to continue from the feet chalked and always front for the interest of the union.
Mr. Zubairu in his investiture address commended the efforts put in place by the outgoing executive. He called for more collaboration from the past executive to help in the successful transition and execution of mandate.
He charged his executive members to work hard, propel the union to greater heights.
Also inaugurated at the ceremony was the Audit committee comprising: Mr. William Agbodohu, Mr. Daniel Odom and Mr. David Sarpong.
They were tasked with the responsibility of auditing the books of the Union and ensuring that financial due diligence is adhered to.
The Ag. Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Edmund Ameko also re-assured the union of management’s commitment to ensure that lecturers are equipped to provide quality and excellent work attitude.
He recounted that the provision of an office space for lecturers follows one of the series of activities being put in place to create a conducive environment for teaching and learning.
He further advised the union to resort to dialogue at all times in relation to matters that appear acrimonious and reveals heightened tension.
Sister Unions including TEWU, TUWAG and TUAAG were present to offer felicitations to the new leadership as they begin their two years tenure to stir the affairs of TUTAG.