A keen contest of who leads the Graduate Students’ Association of Ghana (GRASAG) at the University of Ghana for the 2015/2016 academic year is set to begin following confirmation that leadership trainer and former COO of The HuDGroup, Eric Edem Damanka will contest for president.
Mr. Edem Damanka on Monday fully demonstrated his readiness to contest in the elections when he picked up nomination forms. He joins the likes of Mr. Raymond Ayilu studying MPhil Economics, Abraham Lincoln and Justice Musah Surugu who have already picked up their nomination forms.
Speaking to the media, Senator Damanka, a member of welfare committee of GRASAG said he took the decision after a careful analysis of himself and the conviction that his hindsight of the GRASAG politics and his rich leadership experiences in the past both among students and professionals better placed him in the position to serve and lead the Graduate Students of the University of Ghana to higher heights.
According to him, the existing challenges confronting Graduate Students at the University of Ghana were those that could easily be addressed with trusted leadership rather than political rhetoric.
He describes himself as “an all-rounder whose leadership is born out of vision, integrity, selflessness service and compassion”
The Graduate Students Association of the University of Ghana is made up of about 3,000 young professionals pursuing various graduate programs in the school.
Mr Eric Edem Damanka is an MPhil Human Resource Management student. An old student of Ghana National College, Cape Coast. He graduated from the University of Ghana with honours in BA Sociology with Political science, where he served in several leadership positions including the Scripture Union of the Ghana National College, University Christian Fellowship Chaplaincy board and Calvary Road Incorporated of Harvest Ministry International.
He has served in The HuDGroup, an international human development NGO for 8 years rising through the ranks from a volunteer to Chief Operating Officer. He is also the co-founder of DreamsAfrica, a youth mentoring organization.
Candidates of the upcoming elections are expected to be subjected to vetting on Monday 13th April, 2015.