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UG Toll Saga: Authorities 'Stop Road Toll Collection'

UniversityManagement of the University of Ghana has decided to suspend the collection of road tolls from motorists who ply their roads.

The decision comes after a promise by government to repay the University’s contracted $2.3 million loan facility to reconstruct roads on Campus several months ago.

University Council had earlier agreed to tolling the University’s roads to generate revenue for maintaining the roads and defraying the loan.

At a media interaction Friday evening, Vice Chancellor Prof. Ernest Aryeetey explained that the decision to toll or not to toll the University’s roads rests solely on the Council.

He added that, the University will out of ‘courtesy for the government’ comply with its directive to stop collection of tolls, with conditions the government fulfills its promise of repaying the loan facility and provide funding for maintaining the roads, warning government’s failure will attract ‘disastrous’ consequences.

“The University Council will release a statement this evening to give details of the suspension”

The Okponglo entrance of the University will be opened to the public with all other routes requiring special permission before entry is granted immediately the University Council officially states its compliance to the government’s directive.

 

 

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