Promasidor Ghana Limited, has begun the construction of 20 boreholes in the country with a ground breaking ceremony at Aminapah, a suburb of Ada in the Greater Accra Region on Tuesday.
The initiative was in fulfillment of the pledge made by the company at the launch of the 20 years anniversary of their flagship brand Cowbell, a couple of months ago.
The borehole would serve as a huge relief to the people of Aminapah, with a population of 513, who hitherto depended on rain and water from far away communities to survive.
Speaking at the ground breaking ceremony, Brands Manager of Cowbell, Joseph Ashong, said the nearest source of water for Aminapah was the next community, Toku or Goi, which was about eight kilometers away and residents had to wait on the rains to get water.
“As we celebrate 20 years in Ghana, we thought the best way to reward Ghanaians is to provide water to deprived communities across the country,” he stated.
He added that, “the gesture to Aminapah and the other selected communities across the country, is our brands demonstration of care and love towards our consumers who support us and the reason for our existence.”
“It is our hope that, the communities privileged to benefit from this project will service and maintain the boreholes on regular basis and for many generations to come,” he stressed.
Marketing Manager of Promasidor, Shine Akiem Torsoo, said the drilling would begin on Friday and expected to be available for use in a month.
He said following the ground breaking ceremony, 19 more deprived communities across the country would receive their share of the manual boreholes in no time.
“This is one of the best ways to give back to society, as water is life and also a basic necessity of life,” he stated.
Chief of Aminapah, Nene Amartey Korley Adegu, expressed gratitude to Promasidor for coming to their aid with the provision of the borehole.
He said the community is over 100 years, and has lacked basic amenities like roads, schools and water.
“With the construction of the borehole, one of our biggest problems have been solved and we are grateful to Cowbell for their assistance,” he stated.
He said they would ensure that the borehole would be maintained for generations.
BY MICHAEL D. ABAYATEYE