- Some school children have reportedly abandoned their academic work in order to drive tricycles, popularly known as Mahama Camboo
- Children as young as 12 years are said to be involved in the business, upon the advise of older siblings and friends
- When confronted, the reason for the decision was that they wished to find a means of earning an income to support their families
Information available to YEN.com.gh suggests that some school children at Wa in the Upper West region have abandoned their books.
They have reportedly switched to driving tricycles, popularly known as ‘Mahama Camboo’ for a living.
The Sumbu Tricycle Union Chairman, Salifu Saboggu, revealed that the situation has reached worrying levels as children as young as 12 years leave their academic work behind to drive the tricycles.
He added that many teenagers complained after the Union officials confronted them, that they are bread winners in their families and that quitting the driving business would further impoverish them as well as their dependents.
Saboggu expressed worry that the children, who are the future leaders of the country, are engaging in commercial activities at the time they were supposed to be in the classrooms.
He therefore appealed to the municipal authorities and stakeholders to join forces to address the problem and get the children back to school.
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