The Public Relations Officer of the Ashanti Regional Education Directorate has jumped to the defence of the Ashanti Regional minister stating that the latter never said KUMACA students died out of ebola.
According to madam Cassandra Twum-Ampofo, the regional minister never attributed to the death of the students at Kumasi academy to dangerous ebola disease as being speculated by various media outlets.
Speaking to Accra based Accra FM, Mrs. Twum Ampofo however charged journalists to desist from misreporting on the developing issue at KUMACA.
The Ashanti Regional Minister, Hon. Simon Osei Mensah was reported by Kumasi based Nhyira FM to have attributed the death of students at the Kumasi Academy to deadly Ebola disease.
According to the minister, the sudden death of the students in quick succession could only prove to be the deadly disease Ebola which claimed over 12,000 lives in west africa sub regions.
“This is not malaria and people are saying….it is likely to be Ebola”, the Minister revealed on a local radio station Nhyira FM’s morning show.
Many have lashed out at the minister for his unsubstantiated medical claims.
But Mrs Ampofo-Twum said: “Reports by some of the media houses have caused fear and panic among the general public. We are not saying don’t report on the issues, all we are saying is that tell the true story without exaggerating it.
“Some journalists are even putting out wrong figures out there. Others also reported that the Regional Minister attributed the death to Ebola but this is a comment the minister never made.”
So far a total of ten students have passed on at Kumasi Academy in mysterious manner.