The Harriet Afriyie Foundation – Helping Hands over the Week cut sod for the construction of a public place of convenience to ease the problem of open defecation and a borehole to serve as a source of portable drinking water to the predominantly fishing community of Abume in the Asuogyaman Constituency in the Eastern Region.
The two projects which are estimated to cost over one hundred thousand Ghana cedis had the MP for Asuogyaman Hon Thomas Ampem Nyarko and Chiefs and people of the community present at the official sod-cutting ceremony.
The Member of Parliament for Asuogyaman Constituency, Hon. Thomas Ampem Nyarko declared Abume which a suburb of Akosombo as one of his top priority communities to develop in his second term as MP. He said he believes the obstacles placed by the NPP government in the past which were to evacuate the people have dragged the social development of the community behind. That obstacle has been removed and that he will push for more resources for the people of Abume.
The MP made these remarks at the ceremony to Cut Sod for the Construction of the Ultramodern Water Flash Public Toilet Facility and Mechanised Boreholes for the community, held on Saturday 29th May 2021. The constructions are in Partnership with Harriet Afriyie Foundation; a Non-Governmental Organisation.
He however pleaded with the people to develop a good maintenance culture, make good use of the facilities once they are completed. “Not to put so much pressure on the facilities especially the toilet, “I will encourage individuals who wish to have their toilet facilities in their homes to approach me and I am ready to support them with Cements and Roofing Sheets”, he said in addition.
On her part, the CEO of Harriet Afriyie Foundation; Miss Harriet Afriyie, thanked the people of Abume for their warm welcome but quickly added that she and her team will be more delighted to come back in a few years to meet the facilities in good condition and that, that will be their only motivation to extend a helping hand of such facilities to other communities in Asuogyaman.
Torgbe Dusornu I, Chief of Abume speaking through his secretary thanked the Member of Parliament, Hon. Thomas Ampem and the CEO of Harriet Afriyie foundation for the project. He also assured them of his community’s readiness to make sure the facilities are well maintained once completed.
The project is expected to be ready for commissioning and use before the end of the year.