A student from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has been elected as the new President of the University Students Association of Ghana (USAG).
Christian Anderson Ntiful, a KNUST Doctor of Optometry student, was declared the winner after beating four other competitors at the Association’s 21st Annual Congress of Delegates at the University of Education Winneba (UEW) North Campus.
He garnered 426 votes out of the 710 valid votes cast to win the position.
Richard Opoku got 179 votes; Mr. Edmund Brefo polled 100 people while Joseph Appiah Dankwah secured five votes with a rejected ballot.
Anderson Ntsiful is also the 12th President of KNUST Student Representative Council (SRC), Parliamentary Council, former General Secretary of Unity Hall and Public Relations Officer of KNUST NUGS.
The election conducted by the Electoral Commission of the Association was part of the activities of the Congress, on the theme: “Eradicating corruption: the role of the university student”.
Delegates were drawn from 36 universities (public and private) with some 59 aspirants vying for various positions to lead the association for the 2022/2023 academic year.
Other elected officials include Ofori Yaw Bismark of the University of Cape Coast, General Secretary, Dayan Akpene Ama Green, (UG), Coordinating Secretary, Angela Aku-Sika (UG), Press and Information Secretary.
The others are Angela Asantewaa Amoako (UG), Secretary for International and Diaspora Relations, Ellen Tarchie Bonsuo (UEW), Secretary of the Women’s Commission, Osei Fosu Solomon (KNUST), Secretary for Finance and Desmond Adu, who went unopposed as treasurer.
Christian Phillips Amarh, the outgoing president of the Association, had earlier urged delegates and supporters of the various candidates to behave and bring their quota to a prosperous and peaceful election.
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