Robert Tachie Menson, GNA
Dormaa-Ahenkro, July 10, GNA - The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) of the Dormaa Vocational Training Institute (DVTI) has presented a school bus to the School to help address the transportation needs of students, teachers and non-teaching staff.
The bus, valued at US$8,000 followed persistent appeals by students and teachers to overcome transportation challenges that were affecting the general progress of the Institute.
Presenting the bus to Mr Paul K. Tabong, the Director of the Institute, Mr Kingsley Ampomah, Chairman of the PTA charged the Management to ensure proper maintenance of the bus as it was their sole responsibility and not the PTA to do so.
Mr Ampomaa appealed to them to desist from any attempt to utilise it for commercial purposes to guarantee its longevity and avoid incurring unnecessary expenditure and debts.
He said procurement of the bus was financed by the Dormaa Area Teachers Cooperative Credit Union (DATCUU) and parents had been convinced to offset the debts on their wards behalf.
The PTA Chairman further stated that the Headquarters of the National Vocational Training Institute (NVTI) would be expected to increase budgetary allocation for the Institute to take care of fuel and maintenance cost of the bus.
He added that the bus had been licensed and insured and a driver was expected to be appointed by Headquarters to handle it.
Mr. Tabong thanked the members and executives of the PTA for the kind gesture and promised to take good care of it.