UG management appears before Parliamentary committee over road tolls

universityManagement of the University of Ghana led by Professor Ernest Aryeetey on Thursday appeared before the Parliamentary select committee on Roads and Transport with the committee on Education to answer questions with regards to the University’s road user charges.

Director at the Public Affairs Directorate of the University, Ms. Stella Amoah disclosed in an interview with 233 Live News that management only briefed the committees on the developments that had led to the charging of road user fees and its arising matters.

According to her, the committees have not officially communicated to management whether or not there would be another meeting to delve deeply into the University’s new road user policy.    

The speaker of Parliament, Rt. Honourable Speaker Edward Doe Adjaho last week directed the Parliamentary select committees on Roads and Transport and Education to look into the road tolls charged by the University of Ghana and present its reports to the house.

University of Ghana from February 1, 2014 began charging fees from vehicles that entered the school through any of its four entry points to enable it repay a GHS7 million loan facility contracted from a private firm, maintain the roads and also deter drivers who ‘have no business around campus’ from using the roads.      

 

Source: 233livenews

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