• The cost of the bus terminal has generated interest on social media
• Some social media users are concerned with reports of alleged corruption in tertiary institutions
• The terminal reportedly cost GH¢,63,175
Some social media users have been left shocked by the cost of a bus terminal constructed by the Students’ Representatives Council of the University of Development Studies, UDS.
A photo of the said terminal, which allegedly cost GH¢,63,175, has been circulating on social media for the past two days with people expressing shock over the end product and attendant cost of the project.
Most commenters are concerned that student leaders have been infected with the virus of inflating costs of projects and in the case of the terminal, student leaders were clearly fleecing their colleagues.
They are worried that with the tertiary leadership serving as a platform for national positions, the future of the country appears bleak if student leaders engage in such acts of financial misappropriation.
Some have also called on the school to come out and clarify issues around the rather expensive terminal.
The UDS issue follows a similar uproar that greeted a budget estimate presented by the SRC of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in March this year.
Despite little activity to mark their SRC week celebration, the budget presented by executives was a little shy of GH¢100,000.
Read some comments below relative to the UDS bus terminal
UDS taking notes from NPP government led by Prime Minister Gabby Otchere Darko pic.twitter.com/7S7PZYt44k— In an abusive Relationship with Ghana Government (@tayadghanaman) August 25, 2021
How true is this please. How can you use that amount of money to put up a single structure like this. Eii UDS President, Tamale Campus pic.twitter.com/YZG4FcJmiU— Obeng Emmanuel (@ObengEm38123638) August 25, 2021
At least #Lukman has done very well, For giving UDS the first ever bus terminal.#Visionary SRC President 🙌🤭😂— Abra GH (@DoGood27) August 25, 2021
I just want to believe they’ve considered future developments before the construction.
Per what I can see, it’s in the bush o😹 pic.twitter.com/BHBtSRON5Y
UDS Tamale campus is not different as the 2020/2021 SRC in collaboration with the local NUGS of the university of Development studies, has spent a whooping sum of Ghc63,175.47 on a single bus terminal and a relaxation bench at Tamale campus pic.twitter.com/WqoxW4Hd09— JP STYLES 🎱 (@Jpstyles8) August 23, 2021
This is where our university students study corruption technology before joining the mainstream business called politics. #UDS-Tamale #SRC— Jah rastafari (@bonkena81) August 25, 2021
Wasting co students src dues.@AnnanPerry @life_0090 @MPKwarteng_ @AnatuBogobiri @Bridget_Otoo pic.twitter.com/6VrPoydZDi