Zorkor SHS’s Matron theft scandal; DCE okays committee’s recommendation

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Peter Ayinbisa, DCE for Bongo

The District Chief Executive (DCE) of Bongo, Peter Ayinbisa has expressed satisfaction about the recommendations of the committee that looked into alleged stealing of food items from the kitchen of Zorko senior High School in the upper East Region.

In December 2018, students of the school intercepted food items which were being conveyed in the schools tricycle to Bolgatanga, the Upper East Regional Capital. When they interrogated the rider, he disclosed it was the School’s Matron who had asked him to send the items to the Store-Keeper’s house in Bolgatanga.

The food items in the tricycle were impounded and the matter reported to the headmaster of the school who subsequently set up a committee to investigate circumstances surrounding the theft. After the committee released its report, the Bongo District Director of Education rejected the report on the grounds that the committee was not properly constituted. He subsequently commissioned another 5-Member Independent Committee whose report has since been released.

Among the recommendations by the committee included; Transfer of the Matron and Dinning-hall Master who were both found guilty.

Speaking last Friday on Reporter’s Visit, a bi-weekly news and current affairs analyses programme on Bolgatanga based A-1 Radio; the Bongo DCE okayed the final report by the committee.

“The committee is a credible committee; an independent committee. Members of the committee are people of high standard and will not compromise on anything of any sort. So for me, the recommendations as per the committee’s report should be carried out. I want to believe that this committee’s report is credible and can stand the test of time.” Hon. Ayinbisa noted.

He was however not enthused the school’s store-keeper has been left off the hook despite his involvement in the scandal.

Source; topnewsghana.com