Regional News of 2014-05-28

Legon begins reconstruction of ‘toll booths’

Authorities of University of Ghana, Legon, have begun the reconstruction of two booths demolished in February during the brouhaha over its collection of tolls from users of its campus’ roads.

The booths were originally constructed to aid in the collection of the tolls.

Authorities, however, say the booths will now serve as security posts as the Okponglo point of entry has become the main entrance to the premier university.

Speaking on TV3’s Midday Live on Tuesday, May 27, Stella Amoa, the Director of Public Affairs of the University, dismissed reports that the reconstruction of the booths is to reintroduce the collection of the tolls.

That policy sparked public outcry, leading to the demolition of the booths on February 18 by operatives of the National Security Secretariat.

Then National Security Coordinator, Lieutenant (Rtd) Larry Gbevlo Lartey, claimed his outfit’s responsibility, adducing that the booths were a nuisance to traffic.

The University decided to stop the policy and directed all visitors to the campus to use the Okponglo section as its main entrance.

It also announced from March 15 that only motorists with the approved stickers will be allowed entry through its wing entry points.