SO THE WISE MEN FROM LEGON TRICKED THE NO-WISE HONOURABLES FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

According to the Asawase MP, Legon’s GHc400 Sticker Policy, violates an agreement the University had with Parliament prior to the passage of the University of Ghana Bill into an Act.

Mr. Muntaka recalled that on Thursday July, 22, 2010, he moved a motion in Parliament seeking to have the House eliminate clause 3 [2] of the University of Ghana Bill because of the potential for its misuse.

The said provision, which later became law, reads: “A person who is not a member of the University shall not enter the premises of the University or have access to facilities or privileges of the University without the permission of the University.”

According to Mr. Muntaka, his motion sparked a stormy debate on the floor, compelling the presiding Speaker to defer a vote on the subject.

The House, he explained, passed the said clause days later only after it received assurances from a delegation from the University that the school had no intention of using the provision to “restrict access”.

“They came, they met us and they pleaded that ‘no’ it is not for them to use it. They want it to be there so that when other people decide to organize to come and create problems they could use it as basis to prevent them from entering the University,” he told the House at Tuesday’s sitting.

“We had the understanding with the University authorities then that this clause was not to restrict movement…” he added.

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