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C’tee to probe student riots at Krobea Asante TVET inaugurated

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The Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei-Mensah, on Wednesday, January 25 inaugurated the five-member committee nominated to investigate the disturbances at Krobea Asante Technical and Vocational Institute.

The Deputy Director-General, Ghana TVET Service, David Prah, a nominated member, has designated Richard Addo Gyamfi, Acting Ashanti Regional Director, Ghana TVET Service, to take his place.

Thus, the members of the committee as inaugurated are Justice Samuel Obeng Diawuo, Justice of the Court of Appeal, who will serve as chairman, 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, and Dr. Abeiku Apprey, Former Principal, Kumasi Technical Institute.

The Ashanti Region Minister reminded the committee members of the disturbances at the school which generated public interest due to the level of destruction and impunity with which it was done.

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 has been given two weeks to submit its report.

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

Committee Chairman Justice Samuel Obeng Diawuo thanked the regional minister for the confidence reposed in them and promised to do their best in meeting the objectives of the committee.

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