May 10, 2018

Most of the head teachers of pre-tertiary institutions that appear before the Public Account Committee on Wednesday at Ho used the opportunity to appeal to purchase school bus for their institutions recounting the bad states of most of their vehicles and others not having one.

About 15 heads of institutions appealed to the committee to ensure government procures vehicles for them.

Nkawkaw Senior High School’s  head teacher Robert Osei Forson open the flood gate when he disclosed to the committee that the students population of about  two thousand (2,000) had no single bus.

According to the head teacher, teaching and none teaching staffs had to depend on a rickety pickup vehicle.

Mr. Robert Osei Forson further told the committee that appeal has been made to past governments but had not yielded any results.

Deputy Minister of state in charge of monitoring and evaluation William Kwasi Sabi who is a member of the committee disclosed to the committee that, he placed a call to the sector Minister Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh on the matter as the issue unfolded.

And the Minister gave assurance that a number of buses would be procured for various Senior High Schools and attention would be given to Nkawkaw SHS.

Headmaster of St. Dominic Senior High/Technical followed with a similar appeal followed by Donkorkrom Agric SHS.

Chairman of the PAC Dr. Avedzi made a general appeal to government on behalf of SHS schools without vehicles to help aid their work.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/