The Incumbent Member of Parliament for Ayawaso West Wuogon, Lydia Seyram Alhassan has promised to come on board to address the accommodation crisis facing students of the University of Ghana (UG) by erecting new hostel structures, President of the Students’ Representative Council (SRC), Isaac Agyeman has said.
According to him, the lawmaker who serves as the Member of Parliament for the Constituency reached out to the students’ council after learning of the situation. However, her promise comes on the condition that the students’ body take the first step in gathering funds, to reduce the huge financial burden.
“I think with our MP, you know we started, as I earlier mentioned, the hostel project, she was one of the people who came on board and promised to help when we are able to come up with something as students. You know, looking at how huge the budget for the entire hostel will be, we have to come up with something as students and then she has also promised to come on board to help us so that we can also get what is due us to help in the hostel as well” he stated in the interview with ABC News.
The University of Ghana for the 2019/2020 academic year, has admitted about 11,193 fresh students; however, the inadequate residential facilities in the school has left over 9,000 of the students in and out of Accra stranded.
As part of measures to deal with the crisis, actor cum politician, John Dumelo in August promised to help deal with the situation. In a twitter post on August 30, he said “I have interacted with many Legon students these past few days and I can understand their accommodation frustrations. I want to assure those affected that I’m working together with the TEIN executives to try and solve the problems”.