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AOWIN: Catholic priest provides 5 towns with borehole
|Rev. Fr. Otoo || |
Residents of five communities in the Aowin District in the Western Region were full of joy when five separate hand dug wells fitted with pumps were inaugurated for them to improve on water accessibility in those areas.
The projects were initiated by the Parish Priest of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus, Very Rev. Father Joseph Kobina Otoo to reduce the perennial water problem facing those communities at a cost of Ghs 16,000.00.
Beneficiary communities include Famanyame, Nyameyeadom, Wangara, Nyamedema and Nyamebekyere all in the Afodowa Electoral Area.
Rev. Fr. Otoo during the inauguration ceremony at Afodowa, said, executing such projects was dear to his heart adding that so far he has succeeded in constructing 35 hand dug wells with pumps in 30 communities within 3 years of being posted to the parish.
“I consider the health of the people a topmost priority,” he added.
The Asembly Member of Afodowa Electoral Area Mr. Felix Amoah on behalf of the community expressed gratitude to the Reverend Father for his complementing the efforts of government by providing the wells in those deprived communities.
Mr. Amoah however advised the beneficiary communities to inculcate the habit of maintenance culture in order to have long life span of the wells.
He also used the opportunity to appeal to Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO), philantropists, and other benevolent organisations to emulate Reverend Father Otoo.
The Kuruntehene of Famanyame community, Nana Kwabena Acquah also thanked the Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Otoo for aiding them with potable water.
He again appealed to the government help reshape their roads, construct health posts, build schools in their communities.
Wise Zah/Godwin Allotey Akweiteh/Ghanadisticts.com
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