The member of parliament for Assin South Hon. Kennedy Agyapong has clashed with the member of parliament for Bantama Hon. Assenso Boakye over the rioting students of Islamic Senior High School last week. After the riots which led to the police shooting and injuring of over 30 students and teachers of the school, the MP for the area who is also the minister for housing Hon. Assenso Boakye paid a visit to the school.
Speaking to the media after the visit, the MP condemned the action of the students and asked Ghana Education Service to conduct a thorough investigation into the matter to identity the root cause of the riots. He urged the police to prosecute whoever incited the students to adopt street protest in demanding for thier needs.
But his colleague and chairman of parliamentary select committee on interior and security Hon. Kennedy Agyapong rubbished the suggestions. According to the maverick legislator, it is wrong for anyone to attempt to sanction the students or any of their teachers for what happened. He argued that evidence showed that the school had petitioned the Urban Roads Commission for speed rumps infront of their school since 2012 yet their cries had not been heeded to.
Meanwhile cars continue to kill students, injure some and scare others in the school. Kennedy Agyapong said the last time the school put in a petition was December last year. He was convinced the students did the right thing hy hitting the streets.
Instead the MP recommended the dismissal of the Ashanti Regional Director of Ghana Urban Roads Commission.
” Look, I will say it as is it. You know me. Tbis has been going on and petitions have been sent to the urban roads since 2012 to construct road rump’s here but to no avail. As many as seven petition have been written since then with the last one being in December 2021.
If the minister of roads and highways is watching, he should fire the Ashany Regional Director of Urban Roads immediately. What the kids did was right and I am solidly behind them’, Kennedy bodly stated.
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