Spurred by dialogue | A community tackles their water shortages

The first thing that you notice as you drive up to Kojokrom, in Ghana’s Western Region, is the shiny new train station nestled in the slight valley. The newly rebuilt tracks neatly bisect paths leading to churches and schools in the busy community, and soon trains will once again be running to Sekondi-Takoradi, the regional capital. In the long run, the government plans to rehabilitate the railway as far as Tarkwa, and maybe even Kumasi, which will greatly help the local community buy and ship commercial goods. For now however, the train tracks are primarily seen as a source of...


Doing it for themselves: a new community health centre for Beahu, in Ghana’s Western Region

Along the main road that runs west from Takoradi, a newly inaugurated community health centre lies nestled just to the North of one of the roadside communities. Beahu is one of the 181 communities that the Western Region Coastal Foundation (WRCF) has reached through its community dialogue platform. At the beginning of each year, volunteers and partner organisations engage with communities throughout the six coastal districts of the Western Region, and speak with residents to record the issues currently topmost in their minds. Sometimes the issues communities raise have to do with the effects of Ghana’s oil and gas industry...