Facebook: Mixed reactions trail demolition of Legon toll booth

Opinions are divided among Ghanaian Facebookers as to whether the demolition of the University of Ghana’s toll booth at Okponglo http://graphic.com.gh/news/general-news/17836-national-security-demolishes-legon-nuisance-toll-booth.html by operatives of the National Security Council on Tuesday is rational and justifiable.

While some observers have condemned the demolition and described National Security Council’s modus operandi as arbitrary and crude, others have described the demolition as necessary, and commended the agency.

“I think it one one the most sensible, proactive apt activity taken by the National security. The tollbooth few metres on a major [highway] was creating so much inconvenience for all road users even on a Sunday”, Fo Kofi Ocloo wrote on Graphic Online’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/dailygraphicghana .

His views were echoed by MacDarlingBishop Dickens who said: 

Cliff Atadika also wrote: 
In further support for the demolition,  Barima Kofi Owusu Ohemeng wrote: 

The view that National Security Council was right in demolishing the toll booth was rejected by Ben Cofie, who noted that the Sodom and Gomorrah slum in Accra    was of more   “nuisance” to the State than the University of Ghana toll booth.

Another commenter, Betty Akwumatey, criticised the National Security Council for the demolition, saying that it will do nothing to reduce traffic congestion in the area.

Albert Boamah Okyere also noted that the demolitioned typified lawlessness in the country.

The University of Ghana has  condemned the demolition of its toll booth, describing National Security Council’s action as “unilateral” and disrespectful. http://graphic.com.gh/news/general-news/17836-national-security-demolishes-legon-nuisance-toll-booth.html

The university’s governing council plans to hold an emergency meeting Wednesday to deliberate on the next course of action.

Earlier on Tuesday,  The National Security Coordinator, Lt. Col. Larry Gbevlo Lartey, said the demolished toll booths were makeshifts structures which had caused traffic jams and created “disaffection to the public”.

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