The Volta River Authority has handed over a mechanised solar powered borehole to the people of Battorkope, a suburb of Asesewa in the Upper Manya Krobo District of the Eastern Region.
The borehole has nine pipes that can be fetched simultaneously and also a reservoir for storage of water to serve the community.
Handing over the project, the manager in-charge of Corporate Social Responsibility at the Volta River Authority, Mr Samuel Fleischer said the initiative was part of efforts to support the sustainability development of VRA’s impeached communities.
He mentioned that the VRA over the past 60 years had considered the supply of potable water, good sanitation practices and education as paramount to national development.
In view of that, he said the authority have over the years awarded scholarships to deserving students as well as provided several boreholes to communities across the country, that had no access to quality drinking water.
Mr Fleischer mentioned that few weeks ago, communities such as Adjena, Dansokrom-Asikuma and Akplorti had also benefited from the clean water projects,all at a cost of GH¢180, 000.00.
He stated that the authority would soon hand over a bio-gas facility to Adjena Senior High School on Monday.
He said VRA valued the health of their customers as crucial to achieving their vision and mission, hence their resolve to supply safe drinking water to communities that lack same, stating that “a healthy community is a productive community.”
The District Chief Executive for Upper Manya Krobo, Joseph Nartey Sam expressed gratitude to the management of Volta River Authority for the gesture, saying that “it was the first of its kind for the people of Battorkope.”
He said, though government on its own has been striving to provide amenities such as roads, infrastructure and water to all parts of the country, the VRA’s effort in ensuring that communities have access to clean water, sanitation and education for the past years was worth commendable.
The Asesewa Matse, Nene Tettey-Ku Gbadaji urged the leadership of the community to exhibit a good maintenance culture for the water project to last long.
FROM KODJO DAVID, BARTTORKOPE