The Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development (AAMUSTED) Debate Society has made a maiden appearance at the Ghana Universities Debate Championship (GUDC). A 14-member team represented the University at the eight-day Championship hosted by the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) in Sunyani from October 28, 2021.
At the end of the tournament, AAMUSTED’s Joseph Sanaki and Richard Asante received the Best Institutional Team Award. Other Team members, Messrs. Richard Asante and Erich Odonkor, also received the fourth Best Speaker (Mainstream Category) and fourth Best Adjudicator (Novice Category) Award, respectively.
Various Universities including, the University of Ghana (UG), the University of Cape Coast (UCC), the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS), the Simon Diedong Dombo University of Business and Integrated Development Studies (SDD-UBIDS), and UENR participated in the keenly contested tournament. It was dubbed “ASONO 21” and held with the theme “Creating Avenue for Youth Participation in Advocacy.”
The President of the Debate Society, Mr. Gideon Ganah, expressed gratitude to the AAMUSTED Management for the financial, material, and moral support to the Society to participate in the Championship. He attributed the improved performance of the Team to the strong support they enjoyed from the Management.
He, therefore, assured the Management that the Team would continue to work harder and achieve higher laurels for the University. “We shall not relent in our pursuit for the ultimate cup in subsequent tournaments,” he stressed. Mr. Ganah also hinted at the possibility of AAMUSTED gaining the right to host the tournament in the near future.
The President singled out the Society Patron, Dr. Charles B. Campion, and appreciated him for selflessly facilitating much of the processes leading to the tournament. He said members of the Society were amazed that Dr. Campion could also make time out of his busy schedules to visit them at the Tournament Camp.
Other members of the AAMUSTED Debating Team were Mr. Emmanuel Kwesi Tandoh, Issifu Abdul-Malik, Ms. Hamdiyya Abubakar, Mr. Osei Ernest, Mr. Richard Asante, Ms. Manu Hannah Tiwaah, Mr. Maxwell Tetteh Kubi, Mr. Asare-Baffour Justice, Ms. Eshun Deborah Efua, Mr. Ishmael Papa Abakah, and Ms. Doreen Oppong.