By a resolution of the Students Representation Council General Assembly, a seven-member committee has been set up to first demand of the Management of the University, documentation of the “supposed” MoU signed with the Road Safety and Transport Consultancy (RSTC) and to also define clearly a road map to alleviate the worsening issues of shuttling on campus.
The resolution was realized pursuant to article 22 clause 1 subsection (xiv) of the constitution of the SRC.
The ad-hoc committee comprised of the JCR President of each the halls in the diaspora, two GA members and a committee head;
- Benjamin Mensah,Committee Head
- Kwame Opoku, Hilla Limann JCR President
- Isaac Selasi Ahadzi, Kwapong JCR President
- Agyekum Brobbey Kofi, Elizabeth Frances Sey Hall JCR President
- Kwaku Asante Bismark, GA Representative
- Sampson Tagbor, GA Representative
This comes in the wake of unfruitful attempts at getting the University management to make public the MoU it signed with RSTC for the student leadership to peruse and properly assess the commitment of both parties.
The Student leadership believes that the University Management is adamant in reviewing, assessing and amending some portions of the MoU with RSTC.
Information reaching Univers News indicates that per the MoU, RSTC has the sole responsibility of shuttling students on campus. However, both parties had commitments to which they had to fulfill.
The specifics of the agreement are not public knowledge to ascertain the responsibility of both parties.
The decision to create a committee was necessitated to see to the outcry of students who depend daily on shuttles to and from lectures.
Currently, the RSTC has deployed only two buses to shuttle students especially from diaspora to the lecture halls. This the management of RSTC says is a result of the downward review of fares from GH¢1.50 to GH¢ 1.00.
The committee is expected to report to the General Assembly after five (5) working days which elapses on Wednesday 24th October 2018.
Story by: Michael Papa Nii Ashalley/universnewsroom.com