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Regional News of Tuesday, 23 October 2018


Okada riders exploiting Anum Apapam SHS girls over bad roads

Okada riders at Anum Apapam in the Ayensuano District in the Eastern Region are allegedly sexually exploiting female Students of Anum Community Day Senior High School due to transportation challenges in the School.

The School, located about 2.5km away from Anum-Apapam and 5 Km from Obuoho communities do not have a bus, neither a vehicle for the headmaster for administrative functions because it has not been commissioned, though in used for the past three years.

The deplorable road network leading to the School and its surrounding communities has discouraged drivers to ply the road.

The most available means of transport for hundreds of Students who stay in rented houses in the community is motorbike popularly known as Okada.

The Okada riders have therefore taken undue advantage of the situation to exploit the vulnerable female students in exchange for Freeride.

The Chairman of the Parents Teachers Association,(PTA), Nana Oppong Gyau, told Starr News the absence of School Bus and vehicle for the headmaster as well as the poor road network to the School are major nightmare for the PTA.

He confirmed the amorous relationship between Okada riders and Female students as a result of the transportation challenges.

According to him, several letters written to the appropriate Authorities requesting for the provision of School Bus, Vehicle for the headmaster and tarring of the road have not been responded to.

“the school has no Bus, the road is very bad therefore no driver is willing to ply the road. The road gets flooded whenever there is downpour so students are not allowed to go home whenever it is about to rain for fear of drowning or being affected by thunder so sometimes they get home around 9 pm”

He said because the school has no car, it uses Okada for administrative purposes.

He accused the District Chief Executive of Ayensuano Florance Govina and the MP for the Area, Ayeh Paye for “disowning” the School.

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