Residents of Santrokofi-Bumehave pooled resources to put up a two-unit residential accommodation for teachers.
Biennially,Santrokofi-Bume, through the Santrokofi-Bume Development Association (SABUDA), celebrates ‘Homecoming’ for its indigenes, both home and abroad, to take stock and plan other developmental projects.
And, so far, the area can boast of a renovated Gravity Water System, which generates 24,000 gallons of excess water, health centre, nurses’ quarters, renovation of old school blocks, and the construction of a Kumasi Ventilated Improved Pit (KVIP), all by dint of self-help.
At its fifth Homecoming durbar on December 25, last year, the chiefs and people of Santrokofi-Bume raised funds to build a two-unit accommodation for teachers, as teachers posted to the area commute between Hohoe and Santrokofi-Bume daily, which is expensive, and affecting the teachers’ monthly salary.
Besides, teachers, sometimes, report for duty late, when they hardly get a vehicle to board to school, and these and many others are not martian reports to parents and the traditional authorities of the community.
Based on this background, Nana ObibiribiKumi III, Krotihene of the Santrokofi Traditional Area, last Friday, broke ground to start the construction of the teachers’ accommodation, which is scheduled to be completed in 12 months.
The project, estimated to cost GH¢60,000, would be sited close to the Community Basic School for the close supervision of pupils, before, during and after contact hours, as supervision by the teachers’ resident in the area, Nana Kumi III said, would help check moral decadence among the pupils.
Nana Kumi III thanked the Hohoe Municipal Assembly for supporting the construction of the project with 100 bags of cement, and Dr HelooAdiku, Member of Parliament (MP) for Hohoe, for supporting with an undisclosedamount of cash.
Andrews Teddy Ofori, Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Hohoe Municipality, who, together with the Krotihene, broke ground to begin the construction of the project, commended indigenes of Santrokofi-Bume for not relying on governments or the assembly for their needed infrastructures.
He encouraged other communities in the Hohoe Municipality to also mobilise their indigenes, home and abroad, to take up some vital infrastructural projects they lack.