Lawyers of dismissed former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba, Professor Mawutor Avoke and former Finance Officer of the University, Dr. Theophilus Senyo Ackorlie are demanding the payment of their entitlements including salaries from the day of their suspension and subsequent dismissal.
“Pay all the entitlements due to our clients, which the University of Education, Winneba, illegally and unreasonably withheld from them from the time of their illegal interdictions, through to their illegal dismissals, and to date,”.
The lawyers, led by Harold Tivah Atugubah have conveyed the demand in writing to the school’s Governing Council and also directing it to prepare the offices of their clients to enable then to resume work on Monday, November 26, 2018.
Their demand for the payment of the entitlements of the dismissed officials follows the quashing of an earlier ruling by a Winneba High Court by the Supreme Court.
“In effect, immediately the said judgement of the High Court, Winneba, was quashed by the Supreme Court on 31st of October 2018, our clients automatically resumed the erstwhile positions they respectively held in the University prior to the decision of the High Court, Winneba dated 2nd May, 2018,” the letter stated.
“Prepare their offices and make available to them the necessary tools and resources necessary for them to resume work not later than the 26th of November, 2018,” the lawyers demanded in the letter signed by lawyer Harold Tivah Atuguba, and copied the office of the President and six other state institutions.
Avoke and Ackorlie’s lawyers warned they will resort to other avenues to have their demand met if the Governing Council turns a blinds eye to their letter.
‘’We wish to advise and advise is hereby given that you should within seven days (7) days of receipt of this letter fail to commit, unequivocally, to meeting the above demands, we shall proceed to resort to other lawful processes or avenues to vindicate the constitutional, statutory and legal rights of our clients without further recourse to you’’ the letter added.