UG/Parents Tango: Asabee Calls For Calm Heads

Former Minister for Information under the erstwhile Kufour government, Stephen Asamoah Boateng wants authorities of the University of Ghana to consult with appropriate State agencies in finding a lasting solution to the brouhaha over the restriction of vehicular access to campus without a sticker.

The University authorities’ decision was to delimit the entry of vehicles that do not have the school’s customized stickers displayed on them.

The decision comes on the heels of the University’s inability to charge road tolls meant to defray the cost it incurred in the construction of motorable roads for the students. The institution cited security reasons as its main motivation for preventing vehicles without stickers to ply its roads.

The school, on Saturday, blocked all access routes except the entrance from the Okponglo intersection for vehicle drivers to utilize.

Motorists, together with parents who have kids schooling at the University Basic School (UBS), located on the University of Ghana campus, have all been asked to purchase the sticker worth GHC 400 or otherwise use other access routes to the school.

The new order seems to have infuriated the parents who thronged the Westgate of the University of Ghana on Monday, which links commuters to Ghana Institute of Public and Management Administration (GIMPA) and its environs, by blocking the road in protest.

Speaking on U TV‘s morning show “Adekye Nsroma“, Asamoah Boateng was unhappy the situation had been allowed to escalate to such heights.

“….the University authorities need to be considerate in their decision-making….government and the University leaders should both come to a consensus in order to maintain peace and resolve the impasse,” Asamoah Boateng said.