The perennial water shortage often being experienced by soldiers at the Sunyani Military Barracks has now become a thing of the past, thanks to the inauguration of five mechanised boreholes there.
The water project constructed at the cost of GH¢27,000.00 was through assistance from the Sunyani Branch of the Bank of Ghana and the Internally Generated Fund of the unit.
At a brief ceremony to inaugurate the facility, Lt. Col. Edward Awaribey, Commanding Officer of 3BN Unit was grateful that the acute water shortages often experienced at the barracks would be reduced following the construction of the facility.
According to him the situation was so bad that soldiers at the barracks always had to spend much of their productive time looking for water, which affected their work.
He thanked the Bank of Ghana for donating GH¢17,000.00 for the project as well as the Office of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) for assisting the mechanisation of two out of the five boreholes in the area.
Lt. Col. Edward Awaribey promised to ensure that the facility was maintained to ensure its longevity.
From: Daniel Dzirasah