As part of the Union’s efforts to support Ghanaian Students affected by the Akosombo and Kpong Dams spillage, the leadership, visited the flood-affected communities in the Volta Region of Ghana.
The team met with the District Chief Executive to gather details on the situation of education and the donations received so far. The DCE was forthcoming and provided the Union with the necessary data to assist us in our assessment.
They then met with Mr. Kwabena Ampofo Appiah, C.E.O. for the State Housing Company Ltd, who gave the team an overview of the housing situation and the preparations made so far.
The team later engaged the Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Hon.Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, who took them around the affected areas and provided a fair assessment of the conditions.
An assessment was done of the situation of education in the region. They visited the educational facilities and engaged the learners and volunteer teachers. This assessment encompassed the availability of educational materials, facilities, facilitators and other relief items supporting education.
The union took notice of the poor conditions of the educational setup due to the floods. We, therefore, call on all stakeholders, Government and Non-Governmental Organizations, foreign donors, educational institutions and organizations, and all well-meaning Ghanaians to join the union in providing relief items to these learners.
In the coming days, the union will fall on you to support her efforts to assist our people.
Indeed, we will build a union that leaves no one behind.