11838675Member of Parliament?for Asawase in the Ashanti Region, Alhaji Mohammed?Mubarak Muntaka has accused the?University of Ghana Council of abusing Section 3 of the University of Ghana Act.

According to the MP, the management of the University ?are ?misusing the Section 3?provisionto extort?money?from commuters who wish to use the road networks within the university.

He said this when some MPs?questioned?the University of Ghana?s?decision?to close some of its roads to the public on the floor.

The Legon authorities have blocked ?some of its roads to the public?allowing?access into the?campus?only through the Okponglo intersection entrance, whereas persons with a UG?sticker?are allowed entry and exit through all access routes.

Citi?News??Parliamentary correspondent, Richard Dela?Sky?reported that the Majority Chief Whip ?was one of those persons who spoke against the Section 3 of University of Ghana Act which according to him, if enforced strictly will likely cause problems.

In an interview on the?Citi?Prime News, the Asawase MP recalled that in 2010, when he called for the deletion?of the Section from the Act, he faced strict opposition from colleague MPs.

He expressed happiness that his fears about four years ago over the Act have been confirmed with theongoing?matters with the university over the use of its roads.

Alhaji Muntaka also said he is?satisfied?the Speaker of Parliament ?has referred the thing to the?leadership, to the?Minister of Education?and Roads.?

According to him, he will plead with the Minister of Education to bring back the University of Ghana Act into Parliament for further scrutiny.

MPs also called for an immediate end to the stand-off between the authorities of the University of Ghana, Legon and?the general?public over the closure of the university roads.

Source citifmonline


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