In the quest to provide quality education for children in the mountainous village of Shiare, Nana Obonbo Sewura Lupuwura II, Chief of Shiare in the Nkwanta South District of the Volta Region, has appealed for help to enable the community to secure a primary school classroom block.
The Shiarewura, who is also the Paramount Chief of the Akyode Traditional Area, believes the availability of a school block would effectively help the children to secure quality basic education.
The village, which hangs beside the Kyabobo Mountain, currently has a Junior High School block built by a philanthropist, and uses the Roman Catholic chapel hall as a kindergarten class session. It has no facility for primary school.
Nana Obonbo, who made the call in an interview with The Ghanaian Times at the end of the Ghana Three Peak Challenge in Shiare, a corporate mountain climbing event organised by Atuabo Free Port, therefore, requested support from the Ghana Education Service, corporate institutions and philanthropists towards the primary school project.
In addition, the chief called for assistance to construct a bridge over the Sabon River to enable the pupils to trek to school safely.
Currently, there is no bridge over the narrow river, and pupils are left with no option than to wade through the water to and from school.
According to the chief, the situation worsens when the water level rises, making it impossible for the children to cross to attend school, resulting in absenteeism.
From Edmund Mingle, Shiare