World Vision Ghana, a Non-governmental Organisation (NGO), which seeks to support vulnerable people and deprived communities has drilled and handed over five mechanized boreholes five communities within the Sekeyere East of Ashanti.
The construction of the mechanized boreholes for the five communities was to provide portable drinking water for the beneficiarycommunities in the District.
The beneficiary communities included; Nkwakwanua, Akokoaso, Bomso, Feyiase and Ahewerewa.
At separate ceremonies to hand over the water project to the community members, Mr Francis Gumah, Ashanti Regional Programmes Manager for World Vision Ghana, said the gesture was to ensure a sense of dignity and promote the well-being of vulnerable people in the society, particularly children and expanded water facilities for the growing population.
The water project also was intended to ensure portable drinking water and livelihood purposes such as production and processing.
It is also expected to provide regular water for school children whose trends afar to fetch water so as to avoid lateness to school.
Mr Gumah, was hopeful that the provision of the boreholes would go a long way to solve the beneficiary communities that were affected by water shortage.
He mentioned for instance, food vendors, tie and dye producers, palm oil producers and
chop bar operators.
He indicated that the water project would also create jobs opportunity for vulnerable people especially, physically challenged and aged who could not do hard work were likely to engage to run the water to earns monthly salary to better their lives.
Mr Gumah, said water was life and that World Vision Ghana, placed more premium on the provision of portable drinking water to the people to prevent them from contracting water borne diseases as well as COVID-19.
Mr Joseph Appiah, the Assembly Member for Nkwakwanua electoral area praised the management of World Vision Ghana, for the numerous supports in the district.
Mr Appiah revealed that for over year now the people had been struggling and starving for portable water and that the boreholes arrived at the right time and promised to ensure regular maintenance of the boreholes.
By: Daniel Akwasi Nuako