The road network in the district is in a poor state, although there are ongoing efforts by the central government to make the roads more motorable. The Sogakope-Adidome-Ho trunk road is currently under construction and this will improve comfort and reduce travel time between Ho, the regional capital, and the Central Tongu District.

A number of feeder roads and bridges are currently undergoing construction or rehabilitation. When completed they will make the district generally more accessible. In particular, it will significantly reduce the motoring distance from Adidome to the industrial town of Juapong and will also make towns such as Volo and Dorfor Adidome more accessible.

Most communities in the North Tongu District had no access to potable water until 1994, when the Volta Region Community Water and Sanitation Programme, under the Danish International Development Agency, commenced operation in the area.Since then, the water supply situation in the district has improved tremendously. Several water projects have been completed or are ongoing, bringing water to many communities.

At the same time, 26 communities have been provided with a total of 89 boreholes fitted with handpumps. Adidome itself receives water supply through Livio Water, a religious NGO but this is proving problematic, so the Dsitrict Assembly is liaising with GTZ for the installation of a more reliable water supply system for the district capital.

The major towns connected to the national grid are Asiekpe, Adidome, Juapong, Mepe, Battor, New-Bakpa, Fodzoku, Torgorme and Aveyime. It is expected that under the Self Help Electricity Programme, many more communities in the district will soon be connected to the national grid.The entire district, for now, relies on Capital Telecom, a private company, for its telecommunication services.

It is hoped, however, that Ghana Telecom will soon extend its preferred services to the district. The North Tongu District has two hospitals, located at Adidome and Battor.There are also eight health centres and nine clinics, spread across the district. Although there is a shortage of health workers, actual overall health delivery in the district is quite acceptable.

The district has 35 kindergartens, 126 primary schools, 71 junior secondary schools, five senior secondary schools and a special school for the rehabilitation of the mentally retarded. There is also a farm institute at Adidome, which trains the youth in self-employable skills in the field of agriculture. Private sector participation in the educational sector within the district is seriously lacking; the district has only one private primary school.
This is another NGO run institution located at Adidome, which gives vocational training and skills to girls as a means of empowering the girl – child, especially school dropouts to fends for themselves.

The Three Kings Special School

Located at Battor, this School caters for the physically and mentally challenged children.  A branch has recently been opened at Adidome.


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