Members of the Alumni Association of Unity Hall also known as Continental Hall of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have vowed to end the political ambitions of Education Minister Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh (Napo).
According to the group, Dr Prempeh, who is an alumnus, has betrayed the oath he took to defend the interest of the hall at all times.
“We, today, by this communiqué as the alumni association of Unity Hall, revoke the hall’s blessings bestowed on Mathew Opoku Prempeh and wish him the opposite for the rest of his political path; Unity Hall will forever mobilise thousands of Alumni to campaign against him on all occasions and we assure him that we would play roles to end his political ambition,” the group said in a statement.
The threat comes on the back of moves by the university authorities to convert Unity Hall and Katanga Hall, both all-male halls, into mixed halls.
While addressing the brouhaha over the conversion, which has been strongly opposed by alumni of both halls, and sparked renewed protest, Dr Prempeh in a statement backed Katanga to remain a male hall without stating any position on Unity Hall.
The alumni of Unity Hall say they feel betrayed and will resist any attempt to convert the hall into a mixed one.
Similarly, the Alumni has also striped the Vice-Chancellor Professor Kwasi Obiri-Danso off his affiliation to the Hall. According to them, Professor Obiri-Danso is the “main enemy of Unity Hall” and “the man who started all this confusion”.
The group said they will take their next step after the verdict of the committee set up by the Chancellor of the university Otumfuo Osei Tutu II to look into the matter is announced.
Below is the full statement: