UPS Students Allay Fear over Citing Of Fuel Station

In order to prevent another future disaster in the country, students of University of Professional Studies (UPS) in Accra has appealed to authorities to halt location of a fuel station which is still under construction despite several appeals made to authorities.

According to them, the fuel station is still under construction at Asanka Local despite several appeals to the various authorities.

In a statement signed by the President, Sidney Quartey however, assured students of their preparedness to continue "fighting" against the citing of the fuel station.

Full statement below:

Press Statement from the UPSA SRC on the citing of a fuel Station near Students Walkway

Following recent fire incidents at fuel stations in the country, students and other stakeholders of the University of Professional Studies, Accra has renewed concerns and calls on the SRC to intervene in the construction process which is at advanced stages of completion.

Here is a statement from the SRC on what has been done already to remedy the situation.

A CALL TO ALL STUDENTS AND STAKEHOLDERS

Fellow students, it has come to my notice the raging tension and anxiety among the student's populace in the matter of the dangerous and unlawful emplacement of a fuel station at Asanka, near the student walkway.

Martin Luther King Jr once said “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter”

As long as this saying remains undeniably true, it will be wrong of anyone of us to remain silent and unconcerned about the danger we’re being exposed to.

This statement comes to inform students on what has so far been done concerning this threat and what we shall continue to do in our capacity as Students’ Representative Council together with Management.

All students must know that Management and the student's leadership has not been silent on this issue as various letters have been written and delivered to the respective authorities to stop the construction from the day it commenced as it poses a serious threat to the University community.

It is rather surprising that the construction continues to advance as against our requests.

But that wouldn’t deter us from going all the length we can to avert the possible dangers that this project poses to the entire community.

No matter how close to completion the construction may be, our resolve to achieve this cause remains solid.

It is also very important for you to know that matters such as this are best tackled through complex legal procedures and we are willing to exhaust every option available to us.

I would, therefore, like to encourage all students to remain calm and resolute.

Remember that you are represented by a leadership that holds you Prime and puts you first.

We would do all it takes to protect your interest and ensure your safety.

I would also urge all other stakeholders to join in this fight. We don’t need to wait for another explosion that will cost us the lives of dear ones before we finally understand the threat this project exposes our community too.

Abraham Lincoln once said, “to sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men”

I am confident that we will triumph in this fight, because we will not rest until we have seen the light to this tunnel.

Don’t lose hope.

You remain the reason.

Thank you and Happy New Year.

Yours in student’s service,

Sidney Quartey

(SRC PRESIDENT)

Issued: David Austin Sagoe (P. R. O)

 

 

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