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A former Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) Prof. Stephen Adei is claiming lawyer Egbert Faibille Jnr owes him Gh¢2000.
According to him, the outspoken lawyer still has some arrears to settle over damages paid to him due to a legal suit he won against him in a series of defamation cases.
Speaking on personality profile show – Starr Chat – on Starr 103.5 FM on Wednesday, Prof. Adei noted a lot of personalities including Mr. Faibille Jnr, who is the publisher of the Ghanaian Observer, lampooned him over his leadership style.
However, he said he floored the journalist in one of the legal cases.
“He still owes me Gh¢2000,” Prof. Adei told his host Bola Ray.
“I’ve forgiven him because he is my son. You can’t do a transformation without some people feeling aggrieved,” the Academia stressed.
Efforts to reach Mr. Faibille to respond to the allegation proved futile.
Touching on the current status of GIMPA, he described the education facility as a “mess”.
“On behalf of staff and faculty of GIMPA, we submit this letter to your high office to express our loss of confidence in the GIMPA Council, and to call for its immediate dissolution to allow the Institute to recover from its steep decline in quality of student services and general academic work. For the seven years that the current chair of Council, Dr. Christina Amoako-Nuama has been in charge of the Council, she persistently placed personal interest ahead of the Institute’s interest, interfered in day-to-day administrative duties, and engaged in gross dissipation of the Institute’s financial resources as explained below. Consequently, the Council failed woefully in performing the duties ascribed to it in the GIMPA ACT. In brief, the chair lacks the integrity required of a person occupying the respectable position she occupies,” senior staff of GIMPA said in a statement a few months ago.
Prof. Adei said: “GIMPA is messed up. They [management] must shamefully resign immediately because they have been unfair to the work and legacy of my time. Have you ever heard of a university with no rector. I don’t miss GIMPA but I’m really sad what GIMPA has become. It is twisted but not broken.”