The Ghana Chamber of Mines provided a mechanised water system for the school students and staff of Ullo Senior High School in Jirapa District of Upper West Region. The water system is expected to markedly improve access to potable water for students and staff.

With a population of 1,062 students, the majority of which are females, the school has had severe challenges accessing potable water. Students have had to walk some 2km to access water. This negatively affected teaching and learning and the health of sanitation of students.

The Ghana Chamber of Mines initiated a project to address the water problem following a request by Chief of Tuopare in Ullo Traditional Area Naa Basing Naa III. The chief was concerned about the impact the situation had on female students in particular.

Naa Basing Naa III applauded the Ghana Chamber of Mines for the “humanitarian support” for the school. He was particularly delighted that students would now have the peace of mind to focus on their studies.

Director of External Relations and Communications of the Ghana Chamber of Mines Mr. Ahmed D. Nantogmah said the Chamber’s membership keeps proving the point that sustainable mining is about people and their livelihoods. Mr. Nantogmah urged management of the school to immediately form a sub-committee to maintain the facility.

Source: | Ghana