Students of the University of Ghana will soon enjoy free wireless internet connection on the newly commissioned shuttles. The shuttle services to be provided by the Road Safety and Transportation Consultancy, christened “Aryeettles” by a section of students, is aimed at providing a hustle-free means of transportation for students at an affordable price.
Speaking on Campus Exclusive on Radio Univers105.7Fm, Mr. Godfred Akyea-Darkwah Chief Executive of Road Safety Transportation Consultancy said the initiative was a partnership between his company and telecom giant Vodafone Ghana, adding that plans are far advanced to provide wireless internet connectivity in the buses. He further revealed that students will have a day’s unlimited access to the buses with as little as GhC3.00 deposited on their e-cards.
“Students are mostly challenged with finances so being in the shoes of students, we thought, why don’t we provide comfortable but affordable means of transportation?” he asked.
Justifying the provision of television sets on the bus, the CEO of RSTC emphasized the need for students to be abreast of news and current affairs.
“when students are on campus they do not need to be watching Akan movies, they need news so we fixed the TV set so they can have access to international media channels to know what is going on around the world”, he explained.
Mr. Dankwah also hinted the shuttles will work on weekends and even vacations.
The shuttles start operations from 5:30am and ends at 10pm with workers running shift at 2:00pm. City Campus students can enjoy rides for as low as 50p.