The Student Representative Council (SRC) of the University of Ghana seems to be losing the fight in ensuring that students are provided with affordable and accessible transport services on campus.
This indication may have been validated as Mr. Sampson Tagbor, Public Relations Officer of the SRC, on Monday [September 17] revealed that no move to push University management to abrogate the contract with RSTC (the shuttle service provider) will yield any results.
In explaining the posture of the SRC over the matter, he maintained that the management of RSTC had constantly kept to the issue of recording losses for which reason it had failed to operate the agreed number of buses.
Speaking to Manuel Koranteng on the Campus Exclusive Show and reacting to earlier statements where he was quoted to have said “consultations with the management of RSTC have revealed that it’s impossible for RSTC to release 10 buses to students at a reduced fare of GHS1.00 as against the GHS 1.50 by RSTC”, Mr. Tagbor highlighted that efforts to get RSTC to heed to provisions of the original contract have not been successful.
This revelation comes to contrast an earlier statement made by the SRC committing to getting RSTC to comply with all dictates of the contract at a time when RSTC was operating only 2 buses for the entire student populace.
“The SRC is handicapped in the bid to introduce other transport agencies on campus as the MoU signed between the University and RSTC gives the latter monopoly of service on Campus”, he said
The statement by the SRC PRO gives the indication that students would have to agree to an increment in Shuttle fare for better service else only the current four, an increment from the two buses which were being operated by RSTC would be working.
By: Elliot Ayertey Nuerttey/universnewsroom.com