Residents of Lawoshime, Hagodzi, Mamime, Songbe, Wenyagor, and surrounding communities in the Keta Municipality of the Volta Region have issued a plea for assistance to provide life jackets to teachers and students in the area.
The aim is to ensure their safety during their daily commute across the lake and rising floodwaters to reach school.
Mr. Alex Ehia, the Assembly Member for Lawoshime Electoral Area, emphasized the worsening situation in the region.
He cited the impact of the Akosombo Dam spillage on the rising lake level, posing an increasing danger to the community.
The provision of life jackets is seen as a critical measure to prevent unforeseen accidents and secure the lives of both teachers and students.
Mr. Noah Agor, the headteacher of Lawoshime M/A basic school, further stressed how this situation has affected teaching and learning in the area.
in response, parents have been advised to keep young children at home due to the hazardous conditions of crossing the lake.
He also highlighted other challenges facing the school, including a lack of teaching and learning materials, and inadequate furniture.
While commending teacher groups and NGOs like the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), the Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT), Ghana, and Volta My Pride, Mr. Agor appealed to individuals, corporate organizations, and the government to provide quality teaching and learning resources for the school.
The residents' call for life jackets aims to ensure the safety of teachers and students, making their daily journey to school across the lake less risky during these challenging times.