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Krobea Asante TVET riot: Regional Minister sets up five member committee

The Ashanti Regional Minister, Hon. Simon Osei-Mensah has  inaugurated a five-member committee to investigate the disturbances at krobea Asante Technical and Vocational Institute.

The committee which was inaugurated on Wednesday January 25,2023, have been tasked to find out the root cause of the agitations by the students and come out with recommendations to resolve the impasse which occured in the school.

The committee will be chaired Justice Samuel Obeng Diawuo, Justice of the Court of Appeal, with  Rt. Rev. Nuh Ben Abubekr, Retired Methodist Bishop, Mr. David Adu-Osei, Retired Regional Commander of NIB, Mr. Richard Addo Gyamfi, Acting Ashanti Regional Director, Ghana TVET Service, Dr. Abeiku Apprey, Former Principal, Kumasi Technical Institute as members.

The Ashanti Regional Minister reminded the committee members of the disturbances at the school which has generated public interest due to the level of destructions and impunity with which it was done and charged them to help resolve the matter.

He noted that there is no clarity as to the actual causes of the riot as well as the extent and cost of damage, thus the need to set up a committee to investigate the matter.

Among others, the Justice Samuel Obeng Diawuo committee will have to ascertain the identity of the perpetrators and any other matter they will deem fit.

The committee have been given two weeks to submit their report.

Hon. Simon Osei-Mensah expressed his confidence in the committee and indicated that the members of the committee have been carefully selected from varied relevant background so that they can bring their expertise and experiences to bare in unravelling the matter.

The Chairman of the committee Justice Samuel Obeng Diawuo thanked the Ashanti Regional Minister for the confidence reposed in the committee and promised to do their best in meeting the objectives of the committee.

Source: Ghana/ Jacob Agyenim Boateng

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