Winneba court upholds challenge to legality of UEW governing council

By Justice Kofi Bimpeh
The Winneba High Court has dismissed a motion filed by the University of Education Winneba (UEW), challenging the capacity of  Supi Kofi Kwayera a former Assemblyman to question the legality of the school’s Governing Council in the same court.
Supi Kofi Kwayera is challenging the legality of certain actions taken by the Governing Council of the university as their tenure of office is over. According to him the tenure of the council had elapsed since 2013 and, therefore, their continuous existence and decisions made after 2013 were illegal.
 
The University filed a motion arguing that Mr. Kwayera had no capacity to meddle in the affairs of the school but on Monday, 10 July 2017, the court dismissed the University’s motion. The court also dismissed the motion by the University challenging the jurisdiction of the court.
 
 
The court is also considering another motion filed by counsel for the defendant on behalf of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), Winneba branch of the University, to join the suit.
 
The same petition by Supi Kofi Kwayera, represented by Lawyer and MP for Effutu, Alex Afenyo Markin challenging the legality of the school's Governing Council led to the closure of the school on June 13.