Inaboi community in Ghana constructs teacher’s quarters and boreholes as compensation for lost farmlands

Inaboi community in Ghana constructs teacher's quarters and boreholes as compensation for lost farmlands
Teacher's quarters Sissala East

The Inaboi community in Wellembelle, part of the Sissala East Municipality in Ghana, has taken a significant step to address accommodation challenges for in the region. The community handed over a six-room self-contained teacher's quarters to Wellembelle, aiming to reduce the housing issues faced by teachers. Additionally, the Inaboi community commissioned four boreholes for the Wellembelle community at a cost of approximately GH¢2,000,000.00.

The history of the project is rooted in the loss of farmlands by the Inaboi community in 1975 when the government transformed the lands into the current Gbele Resources Reserve. Despite the setback, the community received compensation and decided to contribute to the well-being of the larger community by constructing teacher accommodation and providing essential water infrastructure through the boreholes.

Mr. Yahaya Askandro, spokesperson of the Inaboi community, explained that they have set aside GH¢850,000.00 as counterpart funding for the construction of a multi-purpose dam for the community, with support from the Sissala East Municipal Assembly.

The Sissala East Municipal Director of Education, Mr. Charles Lewil, commended the community for its commitment to education, noting that schools within the circuit have excelled, with the Holy Child School becoming the first in the . He urged the community to address challenges such as the elopement of schoolgirls by enacting bylaws to ensure children remain in school.

Mr. Fuseini Batong Yakubu, the Sissala East Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), praised the Inaboi community for sharing resources from their compensation for the benefit of the entire community. He assured the provision of additional infrastructure, including a mechanized borehole with an overhead tank and electricity for the teacher's quarters. The MCE also highlighted ongoing efforts to address the dam construction and the distribution of furniture to schools.

The community was encouraged to prioritize education, and the collaboration between outgoing and incoming Assembly Members was commended for its positive impact on the community's development.

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