Sakote Borehole 4 (Chief’s Palace)


This borehole was completed in 2013.  The majority of rural northern Ghana is divided into villages and regions.  Often times, when working with the local community, you must ask the chief and landlord of the village or region for permission to complete the work that is necessary.  The chief is the traditional ruler of the area and functions somewhat like both mayor and civil court judge for the village.  The Sakote chief is a paramount chief, meaning he rules over a number of smaller chiefs. In Sakote, we were asked to provide a borehole near the “Chief’s Palace” which was about a mile down the road from the school.  This borehole provided clean water for many people who lived in that part of the Sakote village/region.