He said abandoning the 2013/2014 academic year was not the solution to the problem.
As a result, security arrangements in the three districts, Krachi West, Krachi East and Krachi Nchumuru have been beefed up to keep teachers and other inhabitants safe in order not to deprive students of their education which was their right.
He emphasized that ‘I want to reassure the teachers that their protection is paramount to us, we have them in sight and we’ll monitor their safety.’
ACP Asare gave the assurance in Ho when he briefed the media on security issues in the three districts.
The briefing was in reaction to an earlier one by the Volta branch of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT).
The association led by its Chairman, Alexander Mawusi Boadi expressed displeasure over what they suspect was serial murders targeted at teachers in the districts in question. They threatened that if nothing was done about it immediately, their members (teachers) would boycott the upcoming academic year, while others would refuse postings there.
Last month, Marshal Manasseh Mensah, was reported missing, a situation which forced his colleague teachers in the Krachi Nchumuru to wear red arm bands and declare an indefinite strike. But after several days of searching, his lifeless, decomposed body was discovered floating on river Oti close to the town.
At the said press conference last week, Mr Boadi told journalists that they suspect foul play because the deceased fled the town after his life was threatened – but he later found dead after an appeal for him to return to the village.
However, the ACP Asare explained that investigations so far into the death of Manasseh Mensah, a Head teacher at Hurnokope in the Krachie-Nchumuru district showed no foul play as being suggested by the Regional Executives of GNAT.
He added that a postmortem carried out by a pathologist at the Police Hospital in Accra, revealed that the head teacher died as a result of drowning.
Three persons, who were initially arrested on suspicion of murder, were granted bail by the court since they not could be linked with the drowning.
The Commander however assured that investigations are still on-going and called on persons with contrary information about the death of the head teacher to furnish the Police promptly.
From Fred Duodu, Ho
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