The lack of a good boat to ferry residents of Beposo, Amanfro and Miawani in the Akuapem North Municipality of the Eastern Region has led to the death of up to five school children in the Densu River in the past five years, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), As I grow has revealed.

The five, GhanaNewsPage.Com gathered lost their lives while attempting to swim across the Densu River to school at Asuoya and Tei Nkwanta, also in the same district.

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Two of these school children, according to residents lost their lives last year, 2017.

Alarmed by these figures, the NGO has appealed to the government to come to the aid of the communities and provide them with a boat fitted with an outboard motor which the kids and residents will use to cross the river.

The call, follows the inability of kids from these communities to go to school during the rainy season as they fear they might also get drowned in the over flowing water.

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Most of the people living as far as Koforidua, Adweso, Mile 50, Okorase, Tei Nkwanta and Asuoya also have their farms there, so when the river get out run it banks, it blocks their movements leading to hunger and economic hardship.

 

Source: GhanaNewsPage.Com / Kofi Adjei

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