PHOTOS: National Security Storms Legon Campus; Demolish toll booths

Legon toll boothSome personnel from the Ghana Police Service on Monday stormed the Legon Campus of the University of Ghana over the controversial road tolls being charged by the University.

According to the head of Campus Security, ACP Rtd. Amadu Salifu, the personnel, claiming to be from the National Security instructed the University security officers and contracted toll collectors at the Okponglo entrance to move the collection point further into the University.

ACP Rtd. added that the move was to ensure the vehicular traffic jam that occur as a result of the toll collection did not hinder the flow of traffic on the main Madina-Accra road which joins at intersection the East Legon-University campus road.

However, the University community woke up on Tuesday morning only to realize the toll booths at the Okpongle entrance have been demolished.

233livenews investigations reveal that the demolishing exercise occurred between 12 midnight and 1am Tuesday dawn. It was carried out by some armed personnel who came with a bulldozer and flattened the structure within ten minutes.

Collection of road tolls from vehicles that plied University of Ghana roads has become an issue of national debate with many raising concerns about the undue traffic jam the process causes, partly due to the closeness of the collection point to the main Madina-Accra road.

Legon toll booth 1

 

Legon toll booth

 

Source: 233livenews

Photo credit: Citifmonline

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