As PSS Mankon Suffers second arson attack, Hon Agho Oliver donates roofing sheets

Hon Agho Oliver donates roofing sheets

The Member of parliament for Bafut-Tubah constituency has donated 150 roofing sheets to the Presbyterian Secondary School Mankon

The donation Sunday 24th January 2020 comes after the female dormitory went up in flames at about 8:30pm on Saturday 23rd January 2020

Students narrated that "we were having preps when fire engulfed the female dormitory, the army rescue unit was not forthcoming and it took the bravery of the boys to  rescue part of our belongings"

Remains of the female dormitory

Part of the institution is hosting Presbyterian Secondary School Bafut, the reason why the MP came to their aid

"One of our duties is to accompany our population in distress anywhere they find themselves and to ensure that they regain their dormitory and get back to classes, it was important for me to answer the call made by the SDO and the city Mayor of Bamenda" Hon Agho Oliver told The Observer

At least 60 girls and 73 boys are directly affected by the two separate fire incidences. The boys dormitory went up in flames at about 8:30 PM, Friday 22nd January 2020

Trunks burnt

Remains of their beds, trunks, clothes, foods burnt in the fire could be spotted in and out of the dormitory. 

Anxious parents lined up in front of the gate of the school but could not gain access into campus as administrative authorities said the situation is under control

Hon Agho Oliver told the school officials and students that "the state is accompanying them and will do everything to bring the perpetrators to justice"

Earlier on, the SDO for Mezam, Simon Emile Mooh did an on the spot assessment of damage incurred by the school and recommended that the Mayor of Bamenda II will see into the construction of the boys dormitory while the Mayor of Bafut will maintain the girls dormitory

Arson attacks on schools were frequent in the region between 2017-2018 as pro separatist fighters attempted to force schools not to resume as part of their grievances of the Anglophone crisis

Students trying to resettle 

As at press time, no group has claimed responsibility while electricity short circuiting has not been identified as a probable cause


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