South Tongu GES Director speaks on how rainstorm destroyed school buildings; Appeals for support

District Director of Education Evelyn Araba Zentey (Ms.)
South Tongu District Director of Education Evelyn Araba Zentey (Ms.)

The District Director of Education Evelyn Araba Zentey (Ms.) has explained how the heavy rainstorm destroyed roofs of some Basic School buildings in the South Tongu District of the Volta region.

In a short briefing monitored by, the Director said, on the day of the disaster, staff of GES including her have embarked on a general monitoring exercise to some schools within the District. Surprisingly, on their return, they met a heavy rainstorm that destroyed roofs of some school buildings in the District.

Rainstorm destroys the roofs of 5 Basic School buildings in South Tongu [Videos/Photos]


She expressed worry over the disaster because, the schools are facing numerous challenges including inadequate classrooms among others and another one has added up.

According to her, the harm caused by the disaster has compelled them to temporarily close some schools especially Dzebetato D/A Basic School and a section of some affected Schools. She noted that, until the roofs are fixed back, the children cannot come to school.

Rainstorm: Hon. Woyome tours affected schools to ascertain the damage caused [Videos]

Madam Araba Zentey further said, the pupils have lost almost one year because of Covid-19 pandemic. At the time they are trying hard to normalize situations for effective teaching and learning, the disaster has cut them off from coming to school again. This, she said is a big problem and need urgent attention.

She has therefore appealed to key stakeholders including the MP Hon. Wisdom Kobena Mensah Woyome, the DCE Hon. Emmanuel Louis Agama, the District Assembly, citizens, benevolent individuals, philanthropists etc. to kindly help them solve the problems. “We are on our knees to all stakeholders, the MP, The District Assembly, philanthropist, benevolent among others to come to our aid urgently.” She appealed.

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The affected schools in the District include; Dabala Roman Catholic (R/C) Comboni Basic School, Dabala Evangelical Presbyterian (EP) Basic “B” Kindergarten School, Dzebetato D/A Basic School, Lakpo D/A Kindergarten block and Anyidzekpo D/A Basic School.

She was accompanied by Mr. Victor Kofi Kattah – the Dabala Circuit Supervisor and other staff of GES to the incident scene.

Watch the video below.

See photos from her tour below.



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