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Regional News of Wednesday, 29 April 2020


'Our children can't go to school after coronavirus; we need a bridge' - Residents


The Chiefs and people of Enyiwa-Enhu in the Ahanta West District of the Western Region have appealed to government and public-spirited philanthropic organizations to construct a bridge and or a canoe to facilitate their easy movement to and from the community.

Enyiwa-Enhu is located at the banks of an estuary. Their only means of transportation is by a canoe but the people do not have any to facilitate their movement.

The only canoe currently on the lagoon is for an individual, who is also on the verge of selling it to make money for his livelihood.

The village folks are, therefore, so tensed by this development.

They explained to GhanaWeb's Western Regional Correspondent that, in the absence of a canoe or bridge, children cannot go to school after this COVID-19 season, trade will also be affected as they will be cut off from the surrounding communities.

They further elaborated how scary it is when the sea overflows its banks and the effort they have made to authorities yet, no result has been achieved.

The appeal was made when Artiste Nero-X together with Aroma Foundation, an NGO focusing on Women and Children well-being embarked on free distribution of handwashing items to the people over the weekend.

The Executive Director of Aroma Universal Foundation, Monica Dede Odonkor who spoke to our Western Regional Correspondent Daniel Kaku, explained why they took the initiative by emphasizing on the fact that, in this COVID-19 season as a lot of people are donating to those in the cities and towns, Aroma Universal Foundation is concentrating on those in the deprived areas.

The first batch of their donation was on 30th March, 2020 where handwashing items such as Veronica buckets, sanitizers, liquid soaps, tissues among others were giving to some farming communities which include Sekere Krobo, Didiso, Sekere Himan, among others, all in the Wassa East District of the Western Region.

The second phase of the donation targeted the fishing communities, she said. Hence, hand washing items was giving to Ajoa, Enyiwa-Enhu, Ponponi, Funkoe among others.

The Presiding Member for Ahanta-West, Mr. Andrews Ntiful was thankful to the NGO for their kind gesture.