Residents of Kentaa in the Atwima-Nwabiagyadistrict of the Ashanti region will not walk miles to get decent water anymore. This is because a non-governmental organization, NADWOS Project is constructing ten bore-holes in the town.
Executive director of the project, Dr. Vida Obese believes water is a security issues which must be given all the attention especially in rural communities.
The indigenes of Kentaa and surrounding communities walk almost 14 kilometers to access water.
For years, they have struggled with domestic animals for polluted water from a stream and hand dug wells.
The situation is precarious in the dry season when they have to walk long distances in search of water.
Water borne diseases are very prevalent in the community as a result.
World water day however brought smiles to residents of Kentaa as an NGO, NADWOS commissioned ten boreholes for residents.
NADWOS is a non-governmental organization which aims to make measurable, sustainable improvements and secure poor people’s rights to access safe water.
It also promotes improved hygiene and sanitation in especially rural communities.
Residents of Kentaa, members of NADWOS and other members of the society joined in a walk through some principal streets of Kumasi.
The walk was meant to demonstrate and illustrate how the people of Kentaa and other rural communities suffer and walk to get proper and decent drinking water in Ghana.
Dr Vida Obese says residents will also be taught the need to conserve water.
Assemblyman of Abira electoral area, Frederick Cudjoe Gyamfi expressed a great sense of relief with the intervention.
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