Sissala East School children educated on kidnapping

By Mohammed Balu,

Tumu (UW/R), Sep
12, GNA – The Municipal Chief Executive of Sissala East, Mr Karim Nanyua
interacting with school children during “My first day in school” in the
municipality advised them to report strange characters to community elders and

The advice was part
of community awareness creation about safeguards against kidnapping activities
and influx of hundreds of migrants from neighbouring Burkina Faso fleeing
suspected terrorist and jihadists’ attacks. 

The MCE toured many
schools and delivered his message to several school children and teachers in
communities such as Basisan, Banu and Kunchokor but was prevented to interact
with those in Wuru and Kwapun communities because the bridge to the settlements
was submerged by flood following a down pour.

“Education is
important to all of them, and the start of education today marks the beginning
of greater achievement for the children,” Mr Karim Nanyua said. And encouraged
them to work hard and also do their best to read and pass their examinations.

He told the school
children to be “each other’s’ keeper” in learning and security protection but
stressed they ought to report any “mysterious development” to school
authorities and community leaders.

The Military Commander
of detachment securing the borders between Ghana and Burkina Faso along the
Sissala East Municipality, Major Fatawu Abdulai, who was part of the visiting
team, also counselled pupils to report strange persons to authorities.

He urged them to
work hard to pass their examinations to merit them a selection into the Ghana
Armed Forces in future.

Major Abdulai also
said to them that discipline was key for any qualified person to join the Ghana
Armed Forces and encouraged them to be disciplined.

He answered
questions from the children about securing the territorial integrity and
boundaries of Ghana and defence of the nation in the air, sea and land.

The Girl Child
Coordinator for Sissala East Municipal Education Directorate, Madam Paulina
Yawala, said increasing girls’ enrolment in school could break the cycle of
early marriage practised in many communities and expressed happiness that many
girls from Fulani communities were being enrolled into Kunchorkor Basic School.