CETAG announces date for 2ND Extraordinary Delegates Conference to elect new leaders

The Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG) General Elections takes the centre stage at the upcoming Extraordinary National Conference. This important event on the CETAG calendar is slated to take place between 25th and 26th March 2021 at Public Services Union Centre, TUC, Kumasi.

Highly-placed sources tip the Prince Obeng-Himah led team to be retained. This comes on the back of the National Council of the Association (the highest decision-making body of CETAG) declaring at its January 15, 2021 meeting to let this team continue with the good work begun.

They had contended that Book and Research allowances as well as Market Premium had remained evasive to CETAG members from 2004 when the Colleges went tertiary till the Prince Obeng-Himah led team strategically got it for CETAG members within the first year of their first term in 2019. Council, noting that the team had again started a fresh negotiation process to get CETAG members commensurate allowances deserving of teachers in tertiary institutions had opined that the team simply has to be retained to finish the unfinished business.

Checks by the News Desk of CoEWJ from the five Zones of CETAG clearly show that any contender who contests the Prince Obeng-Himah led team will be fighting a losing battle. However, two vacant positions that are up for grabs appear to be the hot spot. Those are the Trustee and the Financial Secretary positions.

A Notice of Poll signed by the Chairman of the Election and Vetting Committee for this year’s CETAG Conference indicated that the Association’s General Election processes are duly activated from Sunday, March 14, 2021. The activities leading to the elections and Extraordinary Delegates’ Conference shall be governed by subsection 1(c) of Article 16 and subsection 1, 2, and 3 of Article 17 of the CETAG Constitution.

The Notice outlined the activities leading to a smooth and incident-free electioneering process amidst the spread of COVID-19.

Below are the activities tabled for the Extraordinary Conference:

Notice of Poll                                                        – 14/03/2021

Submission of Nomination                                    – 17/03/2021

Vetting of Aspirants                                              – 19/03/2021

Declaration of Vetting Results                     – 22/03/2021

Arrival of Delegates/Manifesto Reading                – 25/03/2021

Extraordinary Delegate Conference/Elections        – 26/03/2021

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact their respective Local Chairmen for a copy of the nomination form at no cost.

The News Desk of the Colleges of Education Weekly Journal will be present at the Extraordinary Conference and keep you posted on issues.

Source: News Desk, Colleges of Education Weekly Journal

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