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School Heads cry over frequent knockdowns of pupils


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By Josephine Nyarko, GNA

Kumasi, July 07, GNA – Heads of some Basic
Schools in the Breman and Breman-West communities in the Kumasi Metropolis,
have appealed to the Ghana Highway Authority (GHA), for the urgent construction
of speed ramps and pedestrian crossing on that stretch of the Kumasi-Offinso
highway.

This is to help address the worrying frequent
vehicular knockdown of other pedestria

By Josephine Nyarko, GNA

Kumasi, July 07, GNA – Heads of some Basic
Schools in the Breman and Breman-West communities in the Kumasi Metropolis,
have appealed to the Ghana Highway Authority (GHA), for the urgent construction
of speed ramps and pedestrian crossing on that stretch of the Kumasi-Offinso
highway.

This is to help address the worrying frequent
vehicular knockdown of other pedestrians and school children crossing the road
to and from school.

A Press Statement signed by the respective
School Heads made available to the Ghana News Agency, could not immediately
provide figures but expressed grave concern over resultant fatalities including
deaths caused by speeding vehicles plying that portion of the road, especially
from the Breman Sawmill and the Ahenfo Lodge Entertainment Centre.

“School attendance has gone down whilst
drop-out rate is on the increase since school children fear to cross the road
to school unaided, the schooling period of other victims have also been
interrupted due to long periods of hospitalization and recuperation at home,”
it said.

The School Heads complained about countless
previous fruitless efforts to relevant authorities to address the challenge and
called on Honourable Osei-Kyei Bonsu, Member of Parliament for the area to
assist to expedite prompt action, to save the worrying situation.

The Statement was signed by School Heads of
Frank Duff Preparatory, Breman Roman Catholic Schools, D’MITRY Adventist Junior
Secondary School, JITA international and Shining Star Academy among others.

GNA


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