The Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei-Mensah has inaugurated a five-member committee to investigate the disturbances that led to the destruction of school properties at Krobea Asante Technical and Vocational Institute.
Members of the committee are Justice Samuel Obeng Diawuo, Justice of the Court of Appeal (chairman), Rt. Rev. Nuh Ben Abubekr, Retired Methodist Bishop (member), and Mr. David Adu-Osei, Retired Regional Commander of NIB (member), Mr. Richard Addo Gyamfi, acting Ashanti Regional Director, Ghana TVET Service (member) and Dr. Abeiku Apprey, Former Principal, Kumasi Technical Institute (member).
The Ashanti Regional Minister reminded members of the disturbances at the school which has generated public interest due to the level of destructions.
He noted that there is no clarity as to the actual cause of the riot as well the cost of damage, hence the need to set up a committee to investigate the matter.
He added that, Justice Samuel Obeng Diawuo Chairman of committee will have to ascertain the identity of the perpetrators and any other matter they will deem fit.
Hon. Simon Osei-Mensah expressed his confidence in the committee and indicated that the members of the committee have been carefully selected from various relevant backgrounds so that they can bring their expertise and experiences to bear in unraveling the matter.
The Chairman of the committee Justice Samuel Obeng Diawuo thanked the Ashanti Regional Minister for the confidence he has in the committee and promised to do their best in meeting the objectives of the committee.
Meanwhile, Deputy Director-General, Ghana TVET Service, Mr. David Prah, a nominated member of the committee has designated Mr. Richard Addo Gyamfi, Acting Ashanti Regional Director, Ghana TVET Service to take his place.
The committee is expected to complete its work in two weeks.
Police in the Sekyere East District of the Ashanti region on Sunday January 22, 2023 arrested about 40 students of Krobea Asante Technical and Vocational School at Asante Asokore for destroying school properties.
Assembly members of the Effiduase South electoral area said the riot by the students was as a result of poor WASCCE results scored by their predecessors.
The school has since been closed down temporarily as authorities and the police investigate the actual cause of the riot and students involved.