An Aspiring National Youth Organiser of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has waded into the controversy surrounding the University of Ghana’s decision to restrict vehicular access to campus.
According to Sammy Awuku, the conduct of the authorities of the university is a breach of contract as far as the parents and other businesses on campus are concerned.
The authorities of UG say vehicles without a UG sticker; which is going for GHC 400, would have to use the Okponglo intersection entrance of the school while the rest of the other routes remain close. This created confusion Monday morning when parents were taking their wards to the University of Ghana Basic School (UBS).
Contributing to panel discussion on Peace FM’s flagship programme, ‘Kokrokoo’ Awuku said due to how expensive the amount being collected is, people will feel reluctant to patronize other services on campus; especially the banks.
“I get the impression the university authorities are peeved with the attitude of government…but I think they should have done broader consultation…It is a breach of contract with the parents because you never told them that some time to come apart from the school fees they are going to pay another amount for stickers…Banks and other commercial agencies that operate on campus will also be affected. You collect huge amount of money from them but you never told them that a time will come their clients will be frustrated for coming to do legitimate business,” he told Kwami Sefa Kayi.
In as much as he understands the action of the university authorities, he asked them to be tread cautiously to avoid any legal implication.
“I side with the university’s effort to recoup their money but the process they are using; if they don’t take care there will be so many legal implications; the bank and the parent teacher association can take them to court. It is pure Mafia that Legon is doing and I think it is unfair to the parents, people who operate on campus and the general public,” the NPP stalwart added.