Dodome Teleafenu (V/R), Feb. 19, GNA - Future Hope Foundation (FuHoF), a community-based organisation under the Rural Community Water and Outreach Programme (RCWOP) has handed over a mechanised borehole to the Dodome community in the Ho West District.
The GH¢ 35,000 project, funded by Bongo Foundation, a UK based charity organisation is to help address the perennial acute water problem in the farming community and has an overhead tank to help distribute water to the homes and surrounding areas.
Mr Courage Afenyo Kodzi, Director, FuHoF, during the commissioning of the project said under the RCWOP, rural communities with acute water challenges were profiled through needs assessment survey and subsequently provided with potable water.
He said this was in line with United Nations Sustainable Development Goal Six which aims at ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
Mr Afenyo said Ghana was behind in that respect as small communities in the country had become “innocent victims” without access to sustainable safe drinking water.
He said community water management teams were also trained to ensure the proper use and management of the facilities to ensure their longevity under RCWOP.
Mr. Afenyo said all over the world, clean water had been acknowledged as the bases to human survival, adding “good water brings good health as water is life”.
Mr Simon Adama, Director of Projects, FuHoF commended the community for the communal spirit and entreated them to take good care of the facility to prolong its life span.
Mr John Bosco Deble, Assembly Member for the area was full of praise for FuHoF and hopeful that the facility would help improve academic performance of pupils who used to spend numerous hours in search of water for domestic use.
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