With about five weeks into the semester, a shocking development at the College of Art and Social Sciences (CASS) Council indicates that Mr. Edward Frimpong has bow out as the Treasurer.
This latest development has created a vacuum in the Mr. Akoto Bamfo led administration compelling the Secretary, Miss Juliana Boadiwaa to stand in as the interim Treasurer.
Mr. Frimpong, a final year BSc Administration student, in an interview with Focus fm’ Bright Habita said he has been appointed as the Ashanti regional sales representative for Terror publication, a position which came after his election as CASS Treasurer and that he took this decision to ensure efficiency and effectiveness.
He also described his decision as “unfortunate” and apologized to the electorates for disappointing them but added he had to resign for “peace and tranquility to prevail.”
However, an insider close to Focus fm reveals that before his resignation, there is some resentment existing between the president of the Council, Mr. Akoto Bamfo and Mr. Frimpong.
According to the source, the Mr. Akoto consigned the Treasurer since his induction into office as CASS Treasurer last semester.
Mr. Akoto was alleged to have personally contacted the office of some faculties demanding GH3.00 per student charged being his share of the dues collected without the knowledge of the Treasurer.
Mr. Akoto has vehemently denied ever sidelining Mr. Frimpong saying he tried on countless occasions to reach him on phone during the vacation but he did not pick.
He also intimated that no money has been withdrawn from CASS accounts yet adding that he sourced funds from a friend to pre-finance some programmes of the council.
The chairman of the Electoral Commission, Mr. Eugene Grant has since rolled out the timetable for by-elections to fill the vacant position.
By: BRIGHT HABITA