The Parliamentary select committee on Defense and Interior tasked by the Speaker of Parliament to investigate last Monday’s protest at the Islamic Senior High School in Kumasi is expected to present its findings to the plenary tomorrow.
Last week, about 30 students from the school were taken to the hospital after being confronted by police who used tear gas and fired warning bullets. The youngsters were protesting the constant knockdowns of their schoolmates and teachers as a result of the lack of speed ramps in front of their school to control the excessive speeding.
Ophelia Hayford, the committee’s Vice-Chair and Mfantseman MP, stated, “On Monday, we are gathering as a committee to deliberate on the concerns and to put up our report.” “So, ideally, we’ll deliver our report to the Speaker on Tuesday.” If we are successful in putting it together, we will present it to Parliament as requested by the Speaker,” the MP told Citi News. The committee has previously expressed its displeasure with the behaviour of police officers who were stationed at the school to keep order.
It was also critical of the Urban Roads Directorate for failing to act in providing speed ramps on the main Abrepo -Barekese road after the school wrote several letters to draw attention to the matter. The Chairman of the Committee, Kennedy Agyapong, said he would have sacked the Urban Roads Director in the Ashanti Region if he had the power to do so.