In the past month, two of the communities at Donkro Nkwanta in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana – Salamkrom and Kyeredeso – have broke ground on community-driven development projects with ACA’s support. Each of the villages has created its own development and advocacy vision that will keep it safe from the destructive impacts of mining for years to come.
In both Kyeredeso and Salamkrom, community artisans have cleared building sites and molded concrete blocks, and they expect to start construction in August. Kyeredeso is building a health clinic, and Salamkrom is preparing accommodations for the village school’s teachers. Both communities have signed grant agreements with ACA, and they have received the first disbursements on these “microgrants.”
The villages are two of the four communities that ACA supports in Ghana to choose their own development trajectory in the face of threats from the mining and petroleum industries.