Pressure mounts Legon students to demonstrate over utility bills

The students believe the demonstration will compel government to rescind its decision to remove subsidies from tertiary institutions

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As government considers a policy which will see students in traditional halls pay their utility bills due to the ballooning debts incurred by the latter as a result of its inability to pay the bills, students of the University of Ghana intend to demonstrate against government on Friday as regards the issue.

General Secretary of the JCR of Commonwealth, Hall Evans Maclord told Citi News that the demonstration is aimed at students register their displeasure over the impending decision. He believes it will compel government to withdraw the proposed plan as it will bring unbearable cost to parents.

“We the leadership of the JCR’s of the University of Ghana will be demonstrating on Friday by 9am on government’s decision to remove utility subsidies from tertiary institutions across the length and breadth of Ghana. Overtime we have realised that government has taken a decision to remove subsidies gradually from tertiary institutions”, he noted.

Government has said it has not issued any directive that will make students in tertiary institutions pay utility fees; that policy initiative was only a proposal and no definite decision has been taken on it.

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