The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG), Rt. Rev. Prof. Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mante has sworn in the Chairman of the Governing Council of the Presbyterian University College -Ghana (PUCG).
The new Chairman of the 13-member Council is His Lordship Justice Professor Emmanuel Nii Ashie Kotey, Justice of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Ghana. The Moderator administered the oaths of Office and Secrecy to the new Council Chairman.
The short ceremony took place on Thursday 9th September, 2021 at the Conference Hall of the Head Office of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana at Kuku Hill Osu in Accra.
His Lordship Justice Prof. Nii Ashie Kotey took over from the out-gone Chairperson of the Council, Her Ladyship Justice Sophia Akufo former Chief Justice of the Republic of Ghana.
Rt. Rev Prof. Mante commended the new Chairman for accepting to chair the Council. He charged the Council Members to do everything possible to ensure the continuous growth of the University, especially to maintain the good academic performance of the University.
He also charged the newly sworn in Council Chairman to strive to obtain a Presidential Charter for the University.
His Lordship Justice Prof. Ashie Kotey in his acceptance speech commended the Presbyterian Church of Ghana and the Moderator for the confidence reposed in him to steer the affairs of the Council of the University and pledged to work hard.
He pledged to uphold the policy directives, and mandates of the university and leverage the achievements of the previous Council towards the full realization of the University’s mission.
The out-gone Council Chairperson Her Ladyship Justice Sophia Akuffo handed over the statutes of the University to the newly sworn in Chairman. And pledged her support to the Council.
His Lordship Justice Prof. Nii Ashie Kotey was born in Accra. After obtaining his LL.M and Ph.D. from the University of London, he enrolled at the Ghana School of Law and was subsequently called to the bar after completing his studies in 1982. He has been a lecturer of the University of Ghana from 1981 until his appointment to the Supreme Court of Ghana bench on 2018.
While at the university, he served as the Dean of the university’s Faculty of Law and acting director of the Ghana School of Law. He also served as the Chief Executive of the Forestry Commission from 2007 to 2009. He was a visiting scholar in the University States of America the Netherlands. Prior to his appointment as Justice of the Supreme Court, he was an associate professor at the University of Ghana Faculty of Law.
The following are the Members of the 7th Council of the PUCG:
- Justice Prof. Emmanuel Nii Ashie Kotey Rep, PCG, Chairman
- Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Adow Obeng President, PUCG
- Mrs. Frances Adu-Mante Rep, PCG
- Mr. Oko-Nikoi Dzani Rep, Business Community
- Rev. Dr. Seth Kissi Rep, PCG
- Prof. John Gyapong Rep, PCG
- Dr. Kwame Darteh Rep, PCG
- Prof. Frank Sena Arku Vice President (PUCG)
- Ms, Anita Ampofoa Amoako-Gyima Rep, PUCG Alumni
- Mr. Eric Amankwa Rep, Senior Members, PUCG (Academic)
- Mr. Julius Oware-Akuamoah Rep, Snr Members, PUCG (Non Academic)
- Mr. Nathaniel Asomani Rep, Senior / Junior Staff
- Ms. Henrietta Cobbinah Rep, Junior Members