In an interview with Accra-based radio Station Peace FM on Friday, Nana Obiri Boahene said the University of Ghana’s decision to charge tolls was illegal and needed to be stopped.
“The University is trying to generate its own funds but it must be backed by law. That makes their action illegal and a security threat” he said.
“There are no private roads in Ghana and so no one can just get up and start tolling vehicles without the backing of the law” he added.
According to the former Interior Minister, Larry Gbevlo Lartey did what was expected of him because the action of the University was a threat to national security, which is ‘paramount’.
University of Ghana on February 1, 2014 began charging road tolls from vehicles at all of its entry-points, a situation that has generated much controversy and provoked national debate as to whether or not the decision was right or otherwise.