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Teachers in Sene East, West embark on strike over robbery attacks


The strike by teachers in the Sene East District of the Bono East Region is ongoing and has been joined by those in the Sene West District.

Speaking in an interview with GBC NEWS in Sunyani, the Local GNAT Chairman, Rawlings Kpedo, said the association is awaiting action on their demands to the Bono East Regional Minister on their demands before calling off the strike.

Last week in reaction to rampant incidence of armed robbery in the Sene East District, teachers in the area embarked on a strike to compel the powers that be, to take action to relieve them from the fear and panic that has gripped them as a result of incessant armed robberies.

Briefing GBC’s Radio Ghana on the latest, the Sene East GNAT Chairman, Rawlings Kpedo, said during a visit after they presented a petition to him, the Bono East Regional Minister, Kwasi Adu Gyan promised to get their concerns addressed. But Mr. Kpedo maintained they will return to the classrooms only after they see concrete action on their demands.

The Teachers want police posts created at the identified armed robbery spots, improved equipping of the Police and deployment of a military detachment to assist the Police patrol the area.

Mr. Kpedo said the situation is so bad that even on the day the Bono East Regional Minister visited Kajaji, the armed robbers struck. He said assurances by the Minister are not enough, adding that, only concrete action like the deployment of the Military in Sene will make them resume classes.

By: John Sam-Arthur.

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