Nweneso (Ash) Aug. 07, GNA – Project Hope, a
Ghanaian -based NGO has inaugurated a $ 5,000 community water project for the
people of Nweneso in the Atwima Kwanwoma district, in the Ashanti Region.
The project, which was funded by Frankthobes Cornell Tradition Endowment of the United States of America, will help supply about 6000 litres of potable water daily to the people.
Mr. Osei Kwadwo Boateng, founder of Project Hope, who inaugurated the project said the aim was to help provide uninterrupted water supply to the community to reduce the incidence of water borne diseases in the area.
He said the target of his organisation was to reach out to over one million Ghanaians with potable water within the next five years.
Mr Boateng, who is also a student of the Cornell University in the USA, stressed the need for Ghanaians to help protect water bodies for sustainable water supply for domestic and agricultural use.
He also entreated Ghanaians to join hands in the fight against environmental degradation by supporting the government’s efforts to fight illegal mining activities in the country.
Mr Boateng appealed to traditional leaders to desist from selling out lands near water bodies to estate developers at the disadvantage of their people.
He said his organisation was determined to work hard towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals Six, which aims to substantially increase water use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity and substantially reduce the number of people suffering from water scarcity and support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management by 2030.
Madam Comfort Suglo, District Director of Health Services, commended Project Hope for the gesture and said it had come at an opportune time to help reduce diseases caused by the use of infested water.
She advised the people in the community to help maintain the facility to prolong its lifespan.
Nana Karikari Frimpong, chief of Nweneso, said the water project had come as a big relief to the people who have been battling water borne diseases for a long time.