WVG, Promasidor hand over 2 boreholes to communities in UER

World Vision Ghana (WVG) in partnership with Promasidor Ghana, producers of Cowbell, has handed over two boreholes to Longo and Adeo communities respectively in Kandiga in the Kassena-Nankana West District of the Upper East Region.

It is estimated that the boreholes would serve 310 women, 280 men, 200 girls, and 170 boys in the Longo and Adeo communities.

Until the provision of the boreholes, these communities were battling for potable drinking water.

The community members were trekking long distances daily in search of potable drinking water which affected their daily activities.

School children were reporting to school late because they had to spend hours in search of potable drinking water for household chores before going to school.

Speaking at a joint handing over ceremony on Wednesday, the People and Culture Director of WVG, MrsAkuaMensah, stated that her outfit was committed to providing safe drinking water to children and communities across Ghana over the years.

“The partnership with Promasidor Ghana has made it possible for both parties to make financial contributions and diligently exchange expertise and skills to successfully execute the drilling and construction of 11 boreholes across six administrative regions of Ghana. These boreholes have been able to bring adequate and safe water services to over 940 women, 860 men, 790 girls, and 710 boys.”

Mrs Mensah added that the partnership between WVG and Promasidor Ghana remained a key factor to aid the country in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

According toMrs Mensah, WVG was opened to more future engagements for the two partners to work together to make safe drinking water accessible to many other deprived communities.

On the part of Promasidor Ghana, itsCommercial Director, Samir Sadaoui, said the initiative was under the “Cowbell impacting lives campaign” which is a community-basedactivity targeting the deprived and vulnerable in societies in the country.

According to Mr Samir, the value of safe drinking water to humans could not beunderestimated hence the decision by the company, and its partnerWVG to provide these communities with clean drinking water. 

The chief of Kandiga,Naaba Henry AbawineAmenga-Etego II, on behalf of his community members, expressed appreciation toWorld Vision Ghana and its partner,Promasidor Ghana, for constructing two boreholes for his community.

The Assembly Member of the Kurugu Electoral Area,MrAsaahAdamuYakubu,appealed to WVG and Promasidor Ghana to still have the community in mind since residents of a section of the community walkedfor long distances to access water. 

The assembly member also appealed to the two organisations to support farmers in the community with a mechanisedirrigation system for dry season farming.

Pix: WVG 1/samba/01/04/2022

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