A youngster (Mamee) pours water from her headpan into a small white plastic barrel for storage and household use in cooking, drinking and bathing. Behind her, a light green plastic basin floats on top of the water in a full metal water barrel. Several wooden pestles are stored nearby. Fetching water for the household is typically the responsibility of older children. Depending on the size of the household, they may fetch water in the morning before going to school and again in the late afternoon. Ahenkro, July, 2008.
A youngster (Mamee) in the household carries water from a nearby borehole in a headpan. By her feet ( to the right) are the wall stubs of a cistern once fed by rainwater from the metal roof. A small white plastic barrel (center) placed by the hearth makes water conveniently available while cooking. Two coal pots are in use (behind the cat) and a small wooden mortar sits nearby. Ahenkro, July, 2008.
View towards the mountains which formed the Bui Dam site gorge, standing on Bui Kataa, south side of the Black Volta River. In the foreground, Nelson Anane stands in an archaeological test pit. Bui Kataa was a riverside site occupied during the 19th century and possibly before. This area was flooded by the rising waters of Bui Lake as if formed behind Bui Dam after 2012. Bui Kataa, 11 June, 2008.
Members of the archaeological excavation team at Ngre Kataa. Team members included graduate students from the University of Ghana and from North America, a representative of the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board and Banda men from Ahenkro and Nyrie. Back row (L-R): Amy Groleau, Kofi Paul, Yaw Frimpong, Kofi "Photo" Manu, Felix Ochra, Mr. Monney, Nelson Anane, Sampson Fordjour, Yaw Mensah, Enoch Mensah, Ben Nutor, Amanda Logan, Osei Kofi. Front row (L-R): Ann Stahl, J. K. Mensah, Idrusu, Abass Iddrisu, Kofi Nsia, Kwakye Eric. Ngre Kataa, 19 July, 2008.
Bags of charcoal awaiting transport to market. Charcoal production in Banda expanded from a relatively small-scale activity to a much larger-scale one over the early 2000s. This charcoal was made on the site of Bui Kataa, an old settlement located on the banks of the Black Volta River near Bui Village. The area is now under the floodwaters created by the Bui Dam. Bui Kataa, June, 2008.
Bridge spanning the Tombԑ River near Sabiye on the road from Menji to Ahenkro, view to the south. This is the route over which many of the supplies for construction of the Bui Dam arrived. The bridge is pictured here prior to the main dam construction (from December, 2009). Sabiye, June, 2008.
Standing on the south bank of the Black Volta River near Bui Village, looking east-northeast to the gap in the Banda hills where the Bui Dam was constructed. The area between Bui village and the river was the site of a 19th-century village (Bui Kataa or old Bui). This area was flooded by the rising waters of Bui Lake as it formed behind Bui Dam after 2012. Bui, 25 July, 1982.
A roadside billboard in Ashanti Region advertising the 24 August, 2007 inauguration event for the Bui Dam project. President J. A. Kufuor is pictured alongside a designer's image of the dam and an imagined Bui City. Blocked by the smaller "Abuakwa State College" billboard in the foreground is text that reads "Bui AgroTourism Business" alongside the designer's sketch of irrigated fields at the bottom of the larger billboard. Ashanti Region, June, 2008.
View towards the mountains which formed the Bui Dam site gorge, standing on Bui Kataa, south side of the Black Volta River. In the foreground, Nelson Anane stands in an archaeological test pit. Bui Kataa (old Bui) was a riverside site occupied during the 19th century and possibly before. This area was flooded by the rising waters of Bui Lake as if formed behind Bui Dam after 2012. Bui Kataa, 11 June, 2008.