Teachers Demonstrate Over Shooting of Colleagues
Hon. Abraham Mbanyer, the District Chief Executive, appealed to the teachers to exercise patience as he and the appropriate authorities in the district are in constant meetings to resolve the issue at hand.
Teachers at Sene East District of the Bono East region have demonstrated against the recent killings of their colleagues in the district.
It will be recalled that, in May 2021, Headteacher of the Bantama S.D.A Primary School, the late Asante Elijah was gunned down by some alleged armed robbers as he was returning from a workshop.
Earlier this week, one Annain Kwadwo Prah, a Junior High School teacher of the Kejaji Junior High School, was also killed in a similar situation.
These recent unfortunate incidents have prompted teachers in the district to voice out their displeasure to the Education Directorate, District Chief Executive and the Traditional Council over the insecurity they face in the district.
During a demonstration March yesterday, they said the killing of teachers have become one too many and it has created anxiety for them.
According to the teachers, the government should immediately rehabilitate all trunk roads in the district because they believe its poor nature facilitates the armed robbers to undertake their dark arts.
They demanded military posts along all major roads in the district to provide them with maximum security and also urged the District's Educational Directorate to liaise with the powers that be to ensure teachers security is guaranteed or they will not accept any posting in the Sene East District.
The Sene East's Educational Director, Mr Ahmed Nasil Ibrahim, applaud the teachers for showing solidarity in fighting for the safety of teachers in the district.
He assured them that, the Directorate will do everything possible to ensure the safety of the teachers.
"I have already contacted our Regional Educational Director and she has also assured me that the concerns of the Sene East teachers are very dear to her and she will support them in bringing justice to the fallen teachers and also guarantee their safety". Mr. Ahmed Nasil Ibrahim said.
Addressing the grieving teachers, Hon. Abraham Mbanyer, the District Chief Executive, appealed to the teachers to exercise patience as he and the appropriate authorities in the district are in constant meetings to resolve the issue at hand.
He expressed his deepest condolences to the families of the deceased teachers and the teaching body at large for the untimely death of their colleges.
Hon. Abraham Mbanyer assured the teachers that all the security departments in the district are fighting effortless against these hardened criminals and believes that very soon, these menaces will be put to bed.
Bono East Region