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“Turn your attention to our water problem,” Gunsi residents implore government


Residents of Gunsi in the Mion district of the northern region have appealed to government through the district assembly to turn their attention to the water situation in the area.

The residents say the lack of water in the community is affecting teaching and learning in their schools.

At a stakeholders meeting at Sang, school management committee and PTAs of Gunsi Zion primary said teachers in the area are suffering and is affecting their lesson hours and warned that if care is not taken, they may lose the teachers.

The residents say even though there is a mechanized well at the Gunsi Zion primary school, the water table is very low and government needs to provide them an alternative, especially for teachers.

They have commended the teachers for discharging their duties well but urged the government to help them with water.

The regent of Gunsi, Mr. Fuseini Alhassan made the appeal at the E4L stakeholders meeting said the commitment of teachers in their community is overwhelming and need to be maintained.

According to him, even during holidays the teachers are in the community and therefore the water challenge must be looked at.

The SMCs and PTAs at Sang want the government to provide accommodation for teachers.
According to them, most of the teachers have no place to sleep and in most cases share sleeping quarters. They fear the accommodation challenges if not addressed could affect contact hours because teachers may have to commute daily from Tamale to the area.

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