The Sunyani Secondary School Old Students’ Association (SOSA) has sent a stern warning to individuals and organisations involved in the sale and acquisition of portions of the school’s land to desist from it.
SOSA led by its Brong-Ahafo President, Lawyer Alfred Tuah-Yeboah, on Wednesday addressed a press conference at the school’s assembly hall in the midst of past and present students wearing in red bands on their arms and hands.
The purpose was to inform the general public about attempts by certain faceless individuals to hand over more than half of the school’s 466.7 acre-land to private developers.
Shedding more light on the issue Mr Tuah-Yeboah said, they find it surprising to hear that it was argued by some principal actors at a stakeholders’ meeting that the size of the land is too big and hence a portion should be carved out.
He said at the time the land was granted to government, only a few people were going to school and the population of Sunyani was not even up to twenty percent of the current population.
He wondered why benefactors of formal education would blindly argue that the land is too big, now that the population of Sunyani has increased by over a thousand percent and the school’s enrollment fastly increasing annually.
He intimated that as old students, they shall resist any attempt to deny posterity the gesture of the late Nana Kwaku Barnie II and the Sunyani Traditional Council who generously granted the land for the establishment of SUSEC.
He stressed that the fight isn’t against only faceless persons who are selling portions of the land but also against any persons or group of persons or institutions who are bent on part-taking in this condemnable sales.
He respectfully invited Nananom, who he said are aware of this unfortunate happenings to join in the struggle.
The old boys and girls who seemed to have been troubled by these recent developments have asked persons who have acquired portions of land within the school’s territory to either trace back their steps and retrieve their money or face their wrath.
They hinted that in the coming days, SOSA would engage in a series of activities meant to protect the land.
The following are pictures from the press conference and projects of encroachers….Navigate through the next pages using the arrows….