German embassy provides water to two schools in Lambussie/Karni
The GHc 20,423.76 project that was funded with grants from the Embassy, was executed by the International Centre for Enterprise and Sustainable Development ((ICED), a non-governmental organisation.
Mr. Hans Christian Winkler, Deputy Ambassador of Germany in Ghana, who inaugurated the project, said the Embassy collaborated with the Government of Ghana to provide potable water for the schools to enhance teaching and learning.
He said Germany would continue to support the Ghana Government to implement projects to improve the living standards of the people.
Mr. Winkler called on countries all over the world to initiate programmes that would help to improve their economies and livelihoods of the people.
He said that the Embassy’s doors were opened to communities, especially those that had initiated good projects for support.
Mr. Clement B. Benin, Lambussie/Karni District Chief Executive, commended the German Embassy for providing the schools with good drinking water, to help reduce the incidence of water borne diseases among school children in the area.
He reminded the Embassy of its promise to provide wire fence and construct channels for irrigation to boost gardening, made to the physically challenged at Karni.
Mr. Benin said the assembly would ensure the maintenance of the boreholes to extend its life span.
Professor Emmanuel K. Boon, Chairman of the ICED, noted that the provision of potable water in the schools would motivate teachers to accept postings to the area.
He lamented that water resources in the country were dwindling due to climate change and said people in the rural areas were mostly affected because of their dependence on seasonal water sources.
Prof Boon called on the authorities to initiate effective strategies to improve hygiene and water and sanitation management.
He appealed to the German Embassy to assist the Lambussie Community to harness water from the Lambussie Valley for all year-round production of vegetables and rice, to help prevent migration of the youth from the area to the cities.
The Piina Kuoru, Bagiro Abass, appealed to the German Embassy to provide communities in the area with potable water and rehabilitate the Piina Dam to ensure dry season vegetable farming and livestock production.
Mr. Martin M. Kuuzume, Headmaster of Piina SHS, appealed to Government to provide accommodation for teachers and students, vehicle for the school and extend electricity to the place.