Mwin Zumah, SRC President of the University of Professional Studies (UPSA), has been accused of allegedly embezzling funds and as such been duly suspended.
“An amount of GHS25,000 handled by the President which was used in organizing a project work training or seminar for the final year students has been signed, approved and spent. However, there were no source documents for this transaction. The auditors cannot verify what this amount was spent on and whether or not the full amount was spent.”
The information was provided in an audit report on a project work training for UPSA final year students.
The SRC President had allegedly proposed a budget of GHS6000 despite there been less 60 students for what was to be a 3 day program.
Mr. Gavie Prince who is speaker of the UPSA’s General Assembly revealed in an interview with Citi News that some monies of the apportioned amount could not be accounted for and some procurement was done without recourse to the tendering body or committee.
Mr. Gavie said “We summoned the SRC president to appear before the GA on the 13th February 2020 to come and account for some expenditures but in the course of doing so, we realized it was getting late so sitting was suspended to the 24th February 2020 and after that, the SRC president has failed to appear before the General Assembly to render account.
“But as per the invoices we received, a day cost GHc6000 but per the audit conducted, that’s not the case and also an amount of 2000 was given additionally for stationery for the student attendees but all those who went for the seminars said, they weren’t given anything.”
It is purported that an alleged amount of around GHc55,677 was spent by the SRC President without the General Assembly’s consent
He was summoned to then appear before the General Assembly at an emergency meeting held on February 24, 2020, but he absented himself and a motion was thus passed to suspend him, which was duly passed.