6 WASS students knocked down in 2018 – Head teacher discloses

By Wendy Amarteifio
6 WASS students knocked down in 2018 – Head teacher discloses

The headmaster of the West African Senior High School, Ofori Antwi disclosed that within the past months, six students of the school have been knocked down on the Madina-Adenta Highway.

The latest of these road accidents involved a female student of the school on Thursday, leading to a massive protest.

The most recent accident saw the student hit by a car on the highway on Thursday afternoon when she was trying to cross the highway.

This student is feared dead though there has been no official confirmation.

Residents have increased protests over the lack of footbridges on the road following multiple deaths in the past week.

Mr Antwi lamented that the school has had to contend with this risk for years.

WASS headmaster said their situation was “very very dangerous but we are just managing with the situation.”

“This has been there for years and the authorities are very much aware of it so we are hoping that one of these days, they will come to our aid and fix the problem for us.”

The death of the WASS student triggered fresh outrage as angry residents blocked the road and burned tyres.

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This caught the attention of the government which announced that work is to commence work on the uncompleted footbridges on the Madina-Adenta highway from next week following the death and subsequent protests on Thursday.

“Work is to be done on an accelerated basis with multiple contractors to ensure quick completion,” a statement from the inter-ministerial Committee on Roads and Highways, Transport and Interior stated.

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