The Press Aide to Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh has taken a swipe at a news report alleging wrongdoing on the part of Energy Minister and former Minister of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, in the matter of the appointment of Prof Eric Magnus Wilmot and Dr Vincent A. Ankamah-Lomotey as Vice-Chancellor and Registrar, respectively, of the C.K. Tedam University of Technology and Applied Sciences in the Upper East Region.
Mr Kofi Abrefa Afena said the news report was purely based on mischief and had been intentionally skewed to sully the image of the Minister.
According to him, the first and foremost point is that a minister is not the appointing authority of officers of a public university. He said, the university council does.
However, the first appointments of any new public university are made by the President of the Republic and this includes even the appointments of foundation governing councils.
“So, in the instant case of CKT-UTAS appointments, the situation was no different. You can check this incontrovertible fact from UG, KNUST, UENR, UESD and indeed, all public universities,” he said.
Addressing the post-retirement appointment accusations of the CKT-UHAS appointees brought against Dr Prempeh, Mr Afena described the same as having no basis in truth and lacked logic, because, he said, when the two people were appointed, they were not retirees.