Former GIMPA SRC President’s Alleged Hostel Built For Students Can’t Be Traced
A so-called hostel, which the immediate past President of the Students Representative Council (SRC) of Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), claimed to have built for students of the school cannot be traced, days after he completed the school.
Checks by the VanguardGh.com revealed, there is no site map let alone, architectural structure of the purported four-storey facility the ex-SRC President, Benjamin Ansah has publicly boasted to have built during his tenure.
It is unclear, which side of the GIMPA Achimota campus exactly the former students’ leader might have built the project which in fact, does not exist after running multiple checks in the school.
The situation, has left students in utter disbelief as it dawns on many that the outgone SRC President may have hoodwinked everybody with a nonexistent project.
Already, Benjamin Ansah is said to be facing investigations from the school’s authorities with his certificate currently withheld over alleged embezzlement of money belonging to the SRC.
The former GIMPA SRC boss is said to have touted the nonexistent hostel facility to many important State institutions to solicit for funds.
Among them is the Petroleum Commission of Ghana where he allegedly led the executive body of the SRC for some funds in 2019.
It is also not clear, how much they received when they met with management of the Petroleum Commission of Ghana, headed by Mr Egbert Faibille as Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
The Petroleum Commission LinkedIn Timeline memory of their encounter, captures Benjamin Ansah who is a protégé of the Secretary of the Institute, Mr Julius Atikpui, dazzling the Petroleum Commission boss, Egbert Faibille with a number of projects that he claimed to have undertaken for GIMPA students, including the nonexistent four-storey hostel facility.
“The Students Representative Council (SRC) of the Greenhill College of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) called on the Petroleum Commission (PC) earlier today to seek support in creating favorable conditions for the students of the institution.
The Petroleum Commission’s LinkedIn Timeline memory captures the visit as saying:
“The SRC President, Mr. Benjamin Ansah stated that his regime has been successful in the building of a four-storey hostel for students, gaining scholarships for about 51 students and creating a Perpetual Fund to help needy students of the institution pay their tuition and hostel fees among others.
“He noted that the reason for the Council’s call on the PC is to solicit for support in securing some slots for GIMPA students to do their internship and national service at the Commission and for the Commission to contribute to the Perpetual Fund.
“The CEO of the Commission, Mr. Faibille Jr. congratulated the SRC on their achievements and stated that it is always impressive to see young folks who are determined to bring change to the environment they find themselves”.
It is not clear how much the Petroleum Commission gave Benjamin Ansah on that visit, however, the supposed four-storey building hostel that he partly used to dazzle journalist cum lawyer Egbert Faibille Jr does not exist.
But it would be recalled, Mr Faibille over decade ago challenged the then Rector of GIMPA, Stephen Adei in court over his Professorship title and one wonders how today, he sat down for the undergraduate students to outsmart him.
Benjamin Ansah is also facing questions over alleged embezzlement of SRC Funds of about GHc12,000 which he was rumored to have given it to his girlfriend.