We Shall Resist Any Attempt By Gov’t To Cancel Bursaries- GRASAG

    /    Sep 28, 2016   /     NewsBreak  /    0 Comments  /    313 Views

The Graduate Students Association of Ghana, (GRASAG), has vowed to resist any attempt by government not to pay its bursaries and these grants.

The group say they would use legal means to get government pay them their monies.

GRASAG on Wednesday took to the streets of Accra, to protest against what they say was unnecessary delay in the release of their bursaries and thesis grants from government.

This was after they had served notice and gotten clearance from the police.

Their action, they explained, was to put pressure on government to fast-track processes to pay them the monies, which have been in arrears since their last academic year.

GRASAG earlier this month decided to picket at the Seat of Government over their concerns, but called it off to further engage the government in addressing their issues.

However, the association says government did not adequately address their concerns hence the demonstration.

In an interview with Kapital News on Wednesday, President of GRASAG, Rashid Kwesi Atuaful said they would use any means possible to get government to pay them their monies.

“We want to assure Ghanaians that we shall resist any attempt by government to cancel the bursaries whatsoever. We shall resist every attempt through legal means”, he said.

He said GRASAG had earlier written to the Ministry of Finance and the ministry acknowledged receipt of their letter to meet them on Wednesday, but later disappointed them.

“Only for Honourable Ato Forson to tell us in our face that he doesn’t know GRASAG. This is the highest insult to graduate education in Ghana, when a deputy minister of state whose highest qualification is a Master’s Degree, when we have PHD holders, Post Doc Holders demonstrating, only for him to tell us that he doesn’t know us,” he added.

The association has vowed to take any action possible to resist attempts by government not to pay their money including legal actions.

“GRASAG is the highest intellectual base of the country. We have judges who are members, we have MP’s who are members, lawyers, policemen, we have every sector of the economy being GRASAG members. And we have to state on authority that if they refuse to pay, in a day or two, they would hear from us,” he warned.

Source: Felicity Frempong | kapital971.com

 

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