Arising from the frustration of some parents of the University Basic School yesterday at the GIMPA Link Gate entry point, thus causing huge traffic congestion, 233 Live News learnt of some initial formal communications between management of the University of Ghana and the PTA of the University Basic School in relation of the new road user regulation of the University which took effect on Monday, 15th March 2014.
In the letter to the Vice Chancellor authorized by the PTA of the University of Ghana Basic School dated 20th February 2014, the parents sought to be exempted from the toll collection and road user charge payments, citing five (5) reasons for the demand.
The letter was received at the Vice Chancellor’s Office on Friday 21th February. According to credible information available to 233 Live News, the letter was rubbished by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ernest Aryeetey as he deemed it ‘insulting’ and disrespectful.
In a reply, he demanded an apology and retraction from the PTA which it did not too long ago.
A management official of the Basic School who preferred to stay anonymous in an interview with 233 Live News expressed surprise at the activity of the parents at the GIMPA Link Gate on Monday morning, saying it was inappropriate. According to the official, the angry parents had not formally informed management of the Basic School who are a part of the PTA executive body of their pleas and demands from the University.
The concerned parents following a meeting with personnel from the Motor Traffic and Transport Division of the Ghana Police Service and some authorities of the University on Monday said they wanted the cost of the stickers to be reduced from GHS 400 to GHS100 and also two stickers be made available for them for the purpose of free entry and free exit in and out of the University.