The GIMPA Link entry point of the University of Ghana was thrown into a state of chaos and confusion as angry parents of pupils of the University of Ghana Baisc School located on campus and some motorists prevented free flow of traffic after being denied entry to the University by campus security for not possessing the University’s sticker.
The University of Ghana earlier issued a notice notifying motorists they wouldn’t be allowed to enter or exit the University through its TF, Evandy and GIMPA Link roads without a customized UG Sticker sold at GHS 400 and valid for a period of 1 year.
The regulation which took effect on Saturday, March 25 have seen several motorists agitate over the cost which they described as ‘exorbitant.’
Early Monday morning, some angry parents protested against the University’s new regulation relating to vehicles plying its roads. The situation resulted in heavy vehicular that made it practically impossible for vehicles to move to or from the University.
Some passengers aboard commercial vehicles from Achimota and Dome were forced to alight at the gate and continue the journey on foot.
Speaking to 233 Live News, some students expressed frustration at the happening at the entrance calling on the Vice Chancellor and authorities of the University of take another look at the regulation to ensure they are not negatively affected by it.
A parent who was on the way to drop off his child at the University’s primary school accused the Vice Chancellor of being insensitive to the situation and called for his head.
“The Vice Chancellor has nicodemously moved this cost [cost of rehabilitating the roads] into what he is calling the sale of a sticker and one sticker is GHC 400 per annum.” he said.
He further called on National Security Coordinator Lt. Col. Larry Gbevlo Lartey and his operatives to “come and destroy this barrier too” insisting that the “Vice Chancellor was not employed to build roads.”
The early intervention of personnel from the Greater Accra Regional MTTD (Motor Traffic and Transport Division) of the Ghana Police Service prevented the situation from getting out of hand.
Meanwhile, management of the University are meeting with some personnel of the Regional MTTD command led by DSP Bismark Addae to find lasting solutions to the problem.