The Bole Technical Institute has received a mechanised borehole from the Gonjaland Association branch in UK and Ireland.
The donation was made in a bid to solve the school’s water supply challenges.
“The student population has increased and the sources of water are very limited. So the principal of the school contacted me and I decided to lay their plight to the UK and Ireland branch of Gonjaland Association for their support and today we are here to commission this mechanized borehole for the students”, Member of Parliament for Bole-Bamboi constituency, Hon. Yusif Sulemana said.
The school has been battling a water challenge, causing students to walk across the road before getting water to drink.
Some students disclosed that the situation poses a threat to their academic work as the time for studies is mostly compromised in the search for water.
The principal of the institute Mr Salifu Tanko also revealed that the donation will improve sanitation in the school.
“In fact, sometimes we were worried about the kind of water our students are taking but you can see from what we drank that it’s potable water,” he said about the mechanised borehole.
He thanked the donors on behalf of students and called for more support.
“Some students wake up at dawn and go to the class and learn but because of shortage of water they have to be moving up and down in search of water”, he said.
The provision of this borehole will address the water challenges of school children while enhancing their performance at school,the Bole DCE , madam Veronica Alele Hemeng who was in company with the MP to commission the facility added.