Newly elected President of the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS), Emmanuel Boakye Yiadom and other executives of the union Wednesday, June 29, 2021, were sworn into office as the new leaders of the Students’ Union.
Emmanuel Boakye Yiadom popularly known as YB takes over from Isaac Jay Hyde, the immediate past President of the National Union. YB prior to his new appointment served as the coordinating secretary of NUGS from 2016 to 2017.
The new NUGS President in his address at a joint swearing-in ceremony for newly elected executives of NUGS, USAG and NAHSAG said the Students Union under his tenure will not be repressed by the various political parties.
“The National Union of Ghana Students will not be an extension of the youth wing of any political party. We are not going to be agents of the government or tools for the opposition. We shall not relent to chastise or applaud when the need is,” Boakye stated.
Commenting on the poor state of the NUGS office located at the University of Ghana, City campus, he said all former NUGS executives who secured monies to renovate the building but failed to do so will be named and shamed.
“We are not going to shield any individual who has taken undue advantage of the Union. We are going to name and shame if the need be. This is a word of caution to everyone in possession of anything belonging to NUGS. Kindly return it before it’s late,” YB warned.
The President, Emmanuel Boakye Yiadom further urged the Government of Ghana (GoG), stakeholders and other organizations to come to the aid of the 56 years National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS).