Rotary Club Accra Spintex Lights The World with Support from Trans-Atlantic Environmental Inc.
On Sunday 26th February The Rotary club of Accra Spintex in partnership with Trans-Atlantic Environmental Inc. Campaigners of “Light The World”, USA , took the first step to assist the people of Logba Abayeme and Logba Dufi by donating Solar Rechargeable Lamps, Exercise books and Mathematics Text books valued at GHS9,000 to the school children and Teachers to facilitate their studies and enable them study at night.
Logba Abayeme has a population of about 300 inhabitants while Logba Dufi has about 250 inhabitants. Farming is the main economic activity of both communities. They cultivate Cash crops, Cocoa and Coffee and food crops such as plantain, cassava and bananas.
The two communities lack basic infrastructure. There are no roads linking the two communities on the foot of the mountain. Only foot paths lead to and connect both communities.
The two communities depend on streams and springs for their potable water supply and there are no health facilities in both communities.
The Logba people live in the Afadzato South Constituency of the Afadzato District Assembly in the Volta Region of Ghana, east of the Volta Lake in the mountains of the Ghana–Togo borderland.
Logba Abayeme has a dilapidated structure for a school, that has up to class 4, with only one teacher teaching class one to four. The teacher lives in the main town Logba Tota, at the foot of the mountain and hike at most three times in a week to go and teach.
In the case of Logba Dufi, the Catholic Church has constructed a four classroom pavilion that houses the basic school.
The two communities are not connected to the national electricity grid. The chance to connect to the national grid is very low due to the remote and inaccessibility of the communities
The two communities have well-structured traditional leadership regimes. There is a well-established communal spirit.
As a follow up to this initial donation, Rotary Club of Accra Spintex in Partnership with TAE Inc will provide Street Lights on the next visit.
In a short speech by Rotarian President Jennifer Delasi Brock, expressed appreciation to the Chiefs and people of Logba Abayeme and Logba Dufi for descending the Mountain to meet with the team. She encouraged the children to study hard at school despite the challenges they face to access. She also hailed the contribution of the citizens Logba to the economy of Ghana by their commitment to farming of cash crops. This donation she hoped with shine a light on the community so that they will receive the needed attention form the government.
Dr. Kwame Acquaah, a Rotarian from The Rotary Club of Laguna Sunrise California and President of Trans-Atlantic Environmental, Inc. promotors of the “Light The World” campaign urged the citizens to look beyond the light provided through the solar lamps donated and fix their eyes on the source of light eternal, Jesus Christ. He stressed the importance of Education and urged the children to make that their priority.
EbenKay Hodo, the local community representative also admonished parents to lead their children to be Christ-like and know that they can make it to become useful citizens.
In appreciation, the inhabitants reciprocated the gesture by presenting delicious bananas and plantains to us.
The Rotary Club of Accra Spintex in partnership with Trans-Atlantic Environmental Inc. will be back in Logba Abayeme and Logba Dufi to hike the mountain to their abode and also donate Solar Street Lights for the 2018 Light The World Campaign.
The Rotary Club of Accra Spintex will also like to express its deepest appreciation to Dr Kwame Acquaah and Eben Kay Hodo for making this campaign a reality.
Pictures from Logba