Teye Gbagbladza Odzeyem

THE REGENT of Klo-Agogo, a marketing community in the Yilo Krobo district of the Eastern region, Teye Gbagbladza Odzeyem has appealed to the Police Service to provide a police station for the town to help curb the increasing crime rate in the town and its immediate environs.

The regent, who made the appeal through the DAILY GUIDE, said since the town had one of the major market centres in the district, there were several incidents of crime, some of which were perpetrated by town folks and people who came to the town to trade.

“We have the largest market centre in the district, and the town which used to be small, has now grown so big with even a secondary school but we do not have a police station,” he said. He added that there was always chaos associated with criminal activities on Tuesdays and Fridays which were market days.

“As a regent of the town, my house is always inundated with complaints of attacks and other criminal acts and would have to spend all my time mediating and settling disputes and cases of crime,” he said.

This paper witnessed a scenario when a group of young boys attacked another group at an entertainment programme over a lady during the night the final year junior high school students completed their Basic Education Certificate Examination.

The regent had to spend the whole day settling the problem after the various families of the members of the group also took up the matter.

The regent, who was the immediate chairman of the Parents and Teacher Association (PTA) of the Klo-Agogo Senior High School, also commended government for transferring the current headmaster whom he once blamed for the total breakdown of discipline in the school and the abysmal performance of the students in the school.

He also stated that boarding students who came from other parts of the country often complained about the food being served them, noting that the education authorities must investigate these allegations since parents paid huge sums of money for their wards to get secondary school education.

 “We won’t sit down for some individuals to damage the reputation of the school the community has worked so hard to build,” he fumed. The regent stressed that the current assistant headmasters must also be probed and made to account for their stewardship.

He however called on government to help provide more classrooms and dormitories for the school, as well as an ICT centre and a library for the school which lacked a lot of amenities.

From Thomas Fosu Jnr, Klo-Agogo

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