The Winneba High Court hearing the case filed by Dr Kaakyire Frimpong Duku against the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) over the authority of the Vice-Chancellor to nominate three Professors for the Pro-Vice-Chancellor’s election could not sit for the ruling due to a strike by The Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana (JUSAG).
The Court had slated today, Wednesday, 13th November, 2019 for the ruling having missed the original November 5, 2019, schedule.
A visit to the Winneba High Court this morning, showed that all offices of the Court had been locked with only a security man at post.
In recent times, the workers of the Judicial Service have been agitating for salary increment. The strike by JUSAG at this material moment is seen as an attempt to mount pressure on the Finance Minister who is due to present next year’s budget in Parliament today to factor their demands in the budget.
In an interview with some staff of UEW, they described the court action filed by Dr Kaakyire Duku as frivolous, incompetent and a waste of precious time. They contended that the courts have been exposing these mischievous elements in the University through their rulings. ‘From the history of this University this has been the process of nomination for Pro- Vice-Chancellor’s election’, a staff of UEW revealed. ‘I wonder the kind of lawyer who misled the applicant to take such a frivolous case to court. I wish to see how he defends this case in court ‘ , the staff said.
Until the strike is over we would all keep our fingers crossed for a new date to announced for the case to be determined.