UTGSU disclaims knowledge of president’s remarks


By Alagie Manneh The University of the Gambia Students Union has dissociated itself from comments made by their President, Ansumana Bojang, regarding the ongoing sit-down by lecturers of the institution. President Bojang criticised the staff Association’s move to begin a sit-down, following grim allegations of corruption and mismanagement, telling The Standard and GRTS that the decision is both ‘unfair and unfortunate’ for the students and their parents. However, in a statement sent to The Standard, the union denounced Bojang’s remarks, saying he didn’t speak on their behalf. “In defence of our integrity and neutrality on the on-going sit down strike at The University of The Gambia initiated by The University of The Gambia Faculty and Staff Association, I write on behalf of The University of The Gambia Students’ Union Executive Council dissociating ourselves from the remarks made by The Students’ Union President, both on national television and on this medium condemning the strike action,” the disclaimer, signed by Modou Lamin Ceesay, secretary general, stated. According to him, the Executive Council has no “prior knowledge of the president’s statement and council does not subscribe to his opinion. “The position of The University Students on the stalemate is neutral and our interest is in finding a solution to the crisis in order to avert the loss of much needed time. “Negotiations are underway and it is council’s hope that a favourable deal will be struck very soon.”]]>