The Gonjaland Youth Association with funding from Caravan of Mercy has provided four mechanised and one handpump water facilities to the people some five communities in the Central Gonja District and the East Gonja Municipality of the Savannah Region.
The beneficiary communities include Kpasara, Kakoshi, Kpabusu, Kagbarpe and Ajowpe.
The water system is expected to benefit over 20,000 people in the beneficiary communities.
At a short ceremony to commission the water facilities, National President of Gonjaland Youth Association Mohammed Amin said the project was in fulfillment of the efforts of the association to remedy the perennial water challenge in the Savannah Region.
“The dry season is eminent and yet again the women and children in this part of the country will spend much of their time trekking several kilometers in search of water which is not even hygienic and I believe this facilities will offer the beneficiary communities sustainable safe water for domestic use.”
He added: “As an Association, we will continue to knock at the doors of benevolent individuals and organizations like Caravan of Mercy to ask for these kinds of support while reminding duty bearers of their responsibility to bring to an end the long years of dependence on other unsafe sources of water,”
Mr. Amin urged the people to properly maintain the facilities to last longer years for their benefit.
“I urge you to put in place Community Water and Sanitation Management team to adopt best practices to ensure the facility is regularly maintained to prolong its useful life span.”
The Chief of Kpasara, Donkuwura Dari, of the beneficiary community, expressed appreciation to the NGO for the gesture, stressing that it came at the time the community was overwhelmed with water problem.
He pledged to ensure that the facility was managed properly and maintained regularly.
By Christopher Amoako|3news.com|Ghana