3 months after its toll booth was demolished by National Security officials led by Lt. Col. Larry Gbevlo Lartey, the University of Ghana has commenced the reconstruction of the structure to serve the same purpose, 233livenews has gathered.
When we visited the site on Wednesday, artisans were busily erecting the structure which stood at about 2feet.
Although no official was available to comment on the development, 233livenews‘ investigations revealed that the University was on a mission to take tolls or and restrict access through its Okponglo (main) entrance which is currently the only free entry and exit point opened to the general public.
The erection of the toll booth earlier in February generated huge public outcry which eventually resulted in the National Security’s intervention to pull down the structure it described as a ‘nuisance’ to the public.
Some senior members of the University criticize then National Security Coordinator, Lt. Col. Larry Gbevlo Lartey for behaving ‘disrespectfully’ and went ahead to petition the president, John Mahama to remove him.
Lt. Col. Gbevlo Lartey was subsequently removed from his post as a National Security Coordinator in April however University officials denied the decision was based on their petition to the president.