For Immediate Release
REMOVAL OF THE PRESIDENT OF TEACHER TRAINEES’ ASSOCIATION OF
GHANA (TTAG) MR. AUGUSTINE APPIAH FROM OFFICE
We wish to use this medium to inform all teacher trainees,
stakeholders and the general public the decision of National Executive
Council (NEC) , which is the third powerful organ of the association
to immediately remove from office the president of the association
master Augustine Appiah who has acted in clear contravention of the
association’s constitution as stated in chapter six article 28 clause 2
which states; “2. For the purpose of section 1 supra stated reasons
a. Acting contrary to the spirit and letter of constitution.
Acting in a manner as would bring discredit to the TTAG or brings its
name into disrepute, ridicule or contempt.
c. Acting in anyway
contrary to the interest of TTAG as shall be determined by congress.
d. Acting in violation of the oath of offices as set out in schedule 1.”
The impeached president has acted in many ways contrary to the
association’s constitution in the following ways;
- solely issued out important letters to stakeholders without the
attention of the National Secretariat and National Executive Council
- forged the National Secretary’s signature and the letterhead of the
association to write a letter to the police without the consent of the
National Secretariat. The content of that letter sought to prevent
congress from happening as against the decision of National
Executive Council (NEC).
- misled some invited guests for the 25th Annual Delegates Congress
which was scheduled for 18th – 21st, November, 2020 at St. Ambrose
College of Education that the program has been postponed without the
knowledge of National Executive Council (NEC).
- has demonstrated lackadaisical attitude towards congress and election in an attempt to overstay in power which is in clear violation
of the association’s constitution.
- has shown utmost disrespect to members of the National Executive
Council (NEC) and indeed all teacher trainees’ nationwide. It must be
noted that his actions left teacher trainees’ (delegates) who were
attending the 25th Annual Delegates Congress stranded in the Bono
region for about 48 hours.
- due to his actions and in actions, the working relationship between
TTAG and our stakeholders has been marred. Consequently, the
association has been subjected to public ridicule.
The National Executive Council (NEC) clothed with the powers to
remove an officer of the association from office in chapter six article
28 clause 3 which states; “3. Notwithstanding the provisions in 1 and
2 supra. Where the General Assembly or NEC determines that an
officer has acted in contravention to the constitution or has become a
serious liability to the association the General Assembly or NEC shall
have power to suspend or remove such an officer from office by 2/3
majority of members present and voting.”
This decision was affirmed by the highest decision making body of
the association (Congress) with 209 delegates voting for the removal
of the president and one (1) delegate voting against his removal.
result, the current vice president master Albert Dunoo steps in as the
acting president of the association until congress is held for a
substantive president to be elected.
The National Executive Council (NEC) having satisfied all the
constitutional requirements wish to therefore inform all teacher
trainees, stakeholders and the general public that master Augustine
Appiah cease henceforth to be the president of the Association.
The release was endorsed by 20 National Executive Council members out 27, making it constitutional right.