The district chief executive of Kwahu East District Hon Isaac Agyapong has reiterated that the operations of jackpot in the district is one of the factors causing the failure of students in the district.
The Kwahu East District Assembly held its first ordinary general assembly meeting at Abetifi the district capital yesterday (Wednesday April 25 2018) to discuss social service issues, health, economic development, water and sanitation, road network, revenue mobilization, security, planting for food and jobs program and others.
In an interview with Obuoba News’ Kwasi Mintah the DCE Hon Agyarpong noted that, there has been various complaints from parents across the district that their wards stealing monies from them to game jackpot and the complains have been consistent.
Due to this the executive committee of the assembly met and revisited the ban on jackpot operation and as at now about 95% of the assembly members have agreed to banned the operations of that game.
“in Kwahu East every shop and drinking spot has a jackpot, our investigations for the past one year reveals that when the students close from school they visit gaming areas which has led to the decline in academic performances “ he said
“the assembly took a decision about a year ago and banned the operations of jackpot but was unsuccessful ,today(Wednesday) the august house has agreed to tighten the law banning the jackpot operations and task the assembly to see to it fully implementation” he added
“So far as we see this game as a threat to academic activities, we are going to make sure we stop it, we are going to stop it, for schools to be on it toes.” he fumed