The Ministry of Transport has employed the services of a Metro Mass Transit Bus as an interim measure to transport pupils in the Weija community to school.
This move by the Ministry follows a publication by the Daily Graphic
indicating that some pupils in the Weija community scale over walls to go to school.
Speaking to Citi News
, the Deputy Minister for Transport, Dzifa Attivor, stated that the interim measure is to alleviate the plight of the pupils.
She said: “We want to facilitate the movement of the children to and from school so I discussed with the Managing Director of the Metro Mass Transit Bus to allocate one bus to pick them in the morning and later in the afternoon.
So that is what we have done so far.”
The Deputy Minister explained that a bridge will soon be constructed to link the two communities saying, “there is a need to construct a bridge between new Weija and old Weija because the children are coming from new Weija where as of now there is no school, so they have to cross over to old Weija to attend school.”
According to the MCE, there are plans to construct a bridge to link the two communities.