The UG Students Representative Council for the 2014/2015 academic year, under the leadership of Joshua & Joshua (Joshua Dogbe and Joshua Andrews Egyir), has delivered on its promise to save students from dumsor on Legon campus.
This started when the council decided to levy each student resident on Legon campus 100 cedis for the purchase and installation of power plants at various halls of residence on campus. The decision was met with harsh criticism from students. Statements such as “we were not consulted”, “our fees are already too high”, “it is not sustainable”, “they won’t do it now”, “the S.R.C is controlled by government” and so on were common among students whenever a casual discussion on the power plants project came up.
Today, the power plants are being installed at various locations on campus beginning with Jubilee Hall. This comes after some frustrated students calling themselves Association of Concerned Tertiary Students (ACTS) started hinting of a possible demonstration on the 2nd of April, 2015, against government for its failed promises of saving them from dumsor.
Since the national Dumsor is not ending now, there is no doubt that this project will serve as a relief from the academic pressure put on students by dumsor, in the short term.
The Public Relations Officer, Robert Armah Dalmeida, in an interview with ugfile.com mentioned how it is prudent for subsequent S.R.C administrations to put in place, strategic plans for the sustainability of this project, pressure the appropriate authorities to solve the situation and find a long term project that considers biomass and green electrification. He went further to call for calm amongst all students as the council works to deliver on its promise of serving their interests.