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‘It was an emergency that pushed us to use the bus for firewood’- AMECO Principal

The Principal of Amedzorfe College of Education (Evangelical Presbyterian College), Rev. S.K Tettey has dismissed claims that pictures circulating on social media with the College’s new bus felt with firewood is how the College is using the bus.

Speaking to Awake News’ Korsi Senyo, the principal explained that they used the bus only once last year to convey the firewood to the college when the Kia Truck that loaded the firewood got broken at the middle of the road along the Amedzorfe mountain.

According the him, truck broke down at a very dangerous location and had blocked the road for other users along the mountain.

“We only used the bus once when the kia truck that loaded the firewood got broken at the middle of the road along the mountain. If you have ever been to Amedzorfe before, you will agree with me the location is too dangerous. It broke down in the curve, a cliff area which is about 200 meters away from the Amedzorfe township. No car can come from behind and no car can come from the front” – He explained.

“Due to the nature of the situation, we have decided to use the bus aided by students” – he added

The apologetic principal emphasized that “how can I, at a normal situation allowed the bus to be used like that?. No please, it was an emergency situation and what we did was the last option to help us save the situation.”

The picture of the college bus caught the attention of the former Deputy Minister of Education and MP for North Tornu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa and this is was his reaction on his social media page:

The current leadership @ the Ministry of Education may want to decide to reallocate this bus to another institution that has better use for it. Not fair to the tax payer.

About Efo Korsi Senyo

Efo Korsi Senyo has over 4 years experience working as investigative journalist with Awake Africa. He is the Head of Awake Investigates. Connect with him via senyo@awakeafrica.com or WhatsApp: +233249155003

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