I am one of three close friends who went to the same JSS, after our results came, one of us was placed in a school in the North, the other got a placement of his choice but had always wanted to learn a trade.

These two colleagues of mine decided to enrol in an apprenticeship program, whiles I proceeded to St.Augustine’s College in Cape-Coast.

I remember in those days I felt as the luckiest one among them, especially when school vacates and we all met up again in the neighborhood, I was respected more by the community of course...

Dear, Diana over 15 years on, I come to tell you that my two friends are NOT armed robbers.
All two friends are currently doing way better than me now.
One went to learn shoe-making, he graduated three years later and started his own small shop, he made contacts with people in Togo and Burkina who came all the way to buy his handmade shoes and sandals on wholesale to sell.
I opened my mouth the day I saw his shop in Kumasi for the first time.

The other learnt Capentry and today, he owns one of the biggest kitchen cabinet shops in Kumasi.

All two are married with kids, I can’t even afford a wedding!

And oh, Diana the UTV platform you sat on to make these fictitious slanderous comments was built by someone who didn’t enjoy Free SHS or no SHS at all...
Mr.Kwame Despite didn’t end up an armed robber, did he?

But wait oo sister Diana, you koraa are you a “gospel armed robber”...?
Of course even you yourself did not end up an armed robber or a prostitute...or you say we should go to ‘Heblews’???

Mensah Thompson
Executive Director, ASEPA