PUSAG Gets New Executives

PUSAGThe Private University Students Association of Ghana (PUSAG), has inaugurated seven new executive officers to steer the affairs of the association for the 2013/2014 academic year.

It has Benjamin Panlogo-Logodam as president, Raphael Apetorgbor, Media Relations Officer; Newlife Selorm Amey, Chief Operations Officer, and Adu Gyamfi, Financial Controller.

The rest are Raphael Ahianu, General Secretary; Akinloye Akinwale, Director of International Affairs and Ruth Essel, Women’s Commissioner.

The outgoing president, Elias Zigah, advised the newly sworn-in executives to work as a team in order to move the association to greater heights and urged students to use dialogue and negotiations to solve their grievances with authorities in order to avoid violence on campuses.

In his acceptance speech, Mr. Panlogo-Logodam, thanked the students for the confidence reposed in him and assured of not disappointing them in the course of running the affairs of the association.

“My administration will be transparent, accountable, reliable, open to both students welfare negotiation, dynamic and progressive since we  have agreed to work together as a team for the progress and betterment in order to take PUSAG to a new dimension in Ghana for others to emulate in the future”, he said.

Mr. Panlogo-Logodam called on government to remove the 25 per cent corporate tax imposed on private universities since it showed lack of concern to the growth and development of private universities in the country.

The Media Relations Officer, Raphael Apetorgbor, cautioned students against falling into the hands of self-styled political “godfathers” whose aim was to install officers and turn them into stooges and commended the outgoing executives and promised that the new PUSAG leadership would be outstanding represen-tatives of students.

“We are grateful to the outgoing executives for their sacrifice and commitment to resolve challenges facing students on various campuses and we hope to build on the progress achieved by continuing ongoing projects and also ready to defend students’ rights”, he said.

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