In a bid to provide clean and quality drinking water for vulnerable communities in Ghana, King James Foundation, a humanitarian organisation has yet taken another milestone to commissioned four boreholes in four communities within the Ga South Municipal Assembly, Accra.
The commission forms part of the foundation’s initiative ‘One Community, One Borehole’ which aimed at providing clean drinking water for deprived communities across the country.
Beneficiary communities include Agbedevikope, Adorvikope, Gbanvikope and Mmaampehia
Speaking on the Foundation Agenda ‘One Community, One Borehole’, the chief executive officer of King James foundation, Apostle Solomon James Mensah said water is life and the foundation together with its foreign partners has taken itself to construct a borehole in some deprived communities across the country after embarking on mission health screenings.
“Some months ago, we embark on health screening in some the communities and we relaxed that the people have a lot of waterborne diseases and we asked they sources of water and they said stream and rivers, it was so pathetic and we thought of the foundation’s policy so they can construct a borehole in these communities”.
According to him, the foundation intends to drill fourteen (14) boreholes by the end of this year, hence eleven(11) boreholes have been constructed and handed over to various communities.
This initiative wouldn’t have come this far without the foundation’s partners
Ghana West Africa medical mission Incorporation, Florida, U.S.A.
“We all are aware that we are in the rainy season, therefore, our nurses will be coming around to check on your health, kindly approach them when you notice your body is not responding well. Like how we have been doing it, the vision is to serve humanity and will continue to do so”, he explained.
He urged the residents of various communities to try as much as possible to maintain it to keep it long.
He also seized the opportunity to call on NGOs, cooperate bodies, rich men to extend their helping hands to villages and support them in the little effort they can.
Residents in various communities expressed their joy and happiness, prayed to God to bless King James Foundation and its partners abundantly.
We are really happy because we don’t have a good source of water, now we have it, I can say we too can now drink clean water and we that God bless you so can do more for us. Because as I speak with you, we don’t have a toilet facility (all four communities we don’t have) and no job for the youth, we have the land, therefore, we will in humility help us with these two things, says Mmaampehia Gyaasehene, Oseihene.
The assembly member of Nsoubri Electoral Area, Mr Daniel Akakpo on behalf of the residents thanked the foundation for having them in thought.
He said; as an assembly member, I’m trying my best to get more basic amenities for the community and appealed to the benevolent institutions to come and support the communities in the rural areas.
Source: Beyonce Diamond Kpogli