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Parliament 'Washes Hands Off UG Road Toll Saga'

ParliamentParliament on Tuesday presided over by First Deputy Speaker Hon. Ebo Barton Oduro announced its decision to stay out of the controversies surrounding the erection of Toll booths at entry points of the University of Ghana and its subsequent demolishing by some National Security operatives.

Hon. Ebo Barton-Oduro, sitting in the stead of Rt. Hon. Speaker Edward Doe Adjaho retracted and withdrew a directive given to the Parliamentary Select Committee on Roads and Transport earlier this month to investigate and report back to the House the circumstances under  which the University of Ghana, Legon was permitted to collect tolls for the use of its roads by the Ministry of Roads and Highways.

The withdrawal was based on the fact that two students; Ernest Victor Apau and Musah Mustapha in their capacities as Ghanaians had sued the University in the Supreme Court, praying it perpetually restrains the university from charging the said road tolls.

Hon. Barton-Oduro said it would be prejudicial of Parliament to further investigate the matter as the House had become aware of the court suit on the same matter.

Member of Parliament for Bimbilla constituency and Deputy minority leader, Mr. Dominic Nitiwul who drew the attention of the Speaker to the case, made reference to a January 6th ruling by Rt. Honourable Edward Doe Adjaho in which the speaker dismissed a private motion filed by the Deputy minority leader seeking Parliamentary investigation into the offer and acquisition of Merchant Bank by Fortiz Equity Fund Limited.

233livenews’ investigations reveal that the Committee has concluded its investigation and was set to present the report publicly before the house on Wednesday.

 

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