Afful Broni, UEW, Others Hot As Finance Officer Sues Over Procurement Breaches

If anybody nursed the mistaken impression that the never-ending brawls between the Vice Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba, Professor Anthony Afful Broni and staff of the university would come to a halt anytime soon, then that thought must be dispelled.

Peacefmonline.com can confirm that the latest news about UEW borders on the Acting Finance Officer suing the University and joining the Vice Chancellor as well as the newly appointed Finance Officer.

Mr. Bruno Bajuase Chirani, the acting Finance Officer whose appointment was terminated under some mysterious circumstances is praying the Winneba High Court to, amongst other reliefs, restrain the newly appointed officer from holding himself as the Finance Officer of the institution since the right procedure was not adopted.

The plaintiff states that Professor Afful Broni caused for some GHc400,000 to be paid to one Lawyer Paa Kwesi Abaidoo for no services rendered for the institution. He avers that UEW has lawyers paid by the state and that this payment to the named lawyer did not follow due process.

Plaintiff further avers that upon the instructions of the Vice Chancellor, huge sums of monies were paid to a carpenter without following the rules governing such payments.

Plaintiff is accusing the Vice Chancellor of the University of having breached procurement processes and causing financial loss to the state.

These procurement breaches were, in the past, used as the basis to remove Professor Mawutor Avoke from office as Vice Chancellor of UEW.

Several other reliefs are being sought as can be read from the accompanying documents to this story.