Weed smokers set Volta Region school on Fire

Weed smokers set Volta Region school on Fire

A group of weed smokers has set ablaze a classroom at Mepe Roman Catholic (R/C) Junior High School in the North Tongu District of the Volta Region, destroying it completely.

The incident happened about 8:30pm last Thursday, according to a report by the Today newspaper.

The classroom, which contained several teaching and learning materials, was completely burnt to the ground.

Residents told the newspaper that they discovered the crime only after the fire had destroyed the classroom. The thatched roof of the classroom is said to have fuelled the fire.

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According to the report, the weed smokers set fire to the classroom in the hope that the government, through the Ghana Education Service (GES), would be compelled to build a new school facility.

They were said to have smoked openly on the school premises every evening, defying efforts by the authorities to evict them.

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The residents are said to be piling renewed pressure on the community authorities to get the group to stop smoking on the school compound.

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