Hope College Students Visit Boti Falls and Akosombo Dam
Upon completion of their final examinations, and as part of their graduation activities, the final year (12th grade) students of Hope College, on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, visited two tourist sites – the Boti falls and the Akosombo dam. The students, under the supervision of their teachers, set off from the Hope College campus around 4.30 am, and after having a nice time away from school, which included stopping at the Aylos Bay Resort where they had their supper, returned safely to Gomoa Fetteh around 9.50 pm, by the providence of God.
The Boti falls, which were “the first port of call,” are twin waterfalls located at Boti in the Eastern Region of Ghana. The local people have created some myths around the waterfalls. According to local legend, the twin waterfalls are male and female; and the more noise that is made by humans in the immediate vicinity of the falls, the more water that falls and the faster it falls. In spite of the noise made by the students, the volume of water falling at the waterfall did not change so the legend is yet to be proven.
The students climbed to the top of the mountain where the water falls from. There, they saw an umbrella rock and a palm tree with three stems.
The Akosombo dam on the other hand is a hydroelectric dam located at Akosombo; also in the Eastern Region of Ghana. The dam provides electricity to Ghana and its neighboring countries, Togo and Benin.
Please continue to pray for these students as they leave Hope College to begin another chapter in their lives.