Lawoshime residents appeal for life jackets forteachers, pupils

Residents of Lawoshime, Hagodzi, Mamime, Songbe, Wenyagor and thesurrounding communities in the Keta Municipality of the Volta Region have appealed to the public to assist teachers and students in the area with life jackets.

This, according to them, would help save the lives of teachers and students who crossed the lake and
rising floodwaters very day to school.

that the situation in the area was getting worse with every passing moment.
He said the Akosombo Dam spillage has also affected the lake level, which kept increasing every day and
posing danger to residents who cross it.

“The provision of lifejackets would be the best way to prevent any unforeseen occurrence.”
“We can’t jeopardize the lives of our teachers and students under this devastating situation, we need to
get lifejackets for them,” he added.

Meanwhile, Mr Noah Agor, the headteacher of Lawoshime M/A basic school, disclosed to the GNA that
the situation had affected teaching and learning and needed urgent attention.
“We have advised parents to keep little children at home since it is not safe for them to cross the lake to

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He also outlined other challenges facing the school, which include inadequate teaching and learning
materials, and furniture, among others.

Mr Agor, however, commended some teacher groups, such as the Ghana National Association of
Teachers (GNAT), the Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT), Ghana, and Volta My Pride, a Nongovernmental Organisation (NGO) for assisting the school in recent times.

They called on individuals, corporate organisations, and the government to assist the school with quality
and effective teaching and learning.


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