The, staff and sympathizers to hit the streets in Sunyani to protest attempts by some unknown individuals to lay claim to the school’s land.
The protesters clad in red armbands and head gears, marched through the principal streets of the Brong-Ahafo regional capital carrying placards in the company of police personnel who were detailed to ensure security. The huge numbers created a heavy vehicular traffic.
Banewsgh.com can report that the “Asonomma Nsore” demo as it was christened, started at about 9am from the school and ended at the Regional Coordinating Council where a petition was presented to the Regional Minister through his deputy Hon. Justice Samuel Adjei.
Mr Alfred Tuah Yeboah, prayed the Regional Minister to order the Town and Country Planning Department to stop all unlawful private development on the school’s land.
SOSA suggested as a matter of urgency that the security and other relevant state officials be dispatched to ward off all encroachers.
The group also stated that the struggle is to ensure that school lands are protected, and as old students they shall resist any plans by individuals to enrich their pockets with proceeds from such lands.
The Students’ Representative Council (SRC) led by the Senior Boys Prefect, Master Dennis Sarpong pleaded with the Minister to help the school gain its land back since the activities of encroachers continuously disrupt teaching and learning.
The Boys’ Prefect said, these encroachers misuse the school’s resources and increase its utility costs heavily.
The Deputy Regional Minister, on his part accepted the petitions and said stakeholders would be brought together to discuss the ways forward and ensure that SUSEC lands are fenced to avoid any future encroachments.
The leaders of SOSA also presented copies of the petition to the Regional Director of Education, Regional Chairman of Lands Commission, Regional Lands Commissioner and the Regional Surveyor.