Kontihene of Kwahu Obomeng with his elders and Airtel officials commissioning the boreholes
Inhabitants of Kwahu Obomeng in the Kwahu South District of the Eastern Region currently have access to safe drinking water thanks to Airtel Ghana.
The telecommunication company over the weekend inaugurated two boreholes at the cost of GH¢21,850.
The two boreholes are expected to provide safe drinking water to the over 22,000 residents, who experienced water shortage after their only source of potable drinking water collapsed some years ago.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, which coincided with the Easter festivities, Donald Gwira, Head of Corporate Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility at Airtel Ghana, said access to safe drinking water was a fundamental right of every citizen.
‘The provision of the two boreholes means the community will have access to clean drinking water, which will in turn impact on sanitation and hygiene for the hundreds who desperately need it,’ he said.
Mr. Gwira further added that the company was not only interested in conducting its core business of providing relevant and innovative mobile service solutions to all but investing in the communities in which it operates.
‘Airtel is a people-centered brand and we are happy to touch a life by saving the residents of Kwahu Obomeng from drinking unclean water,’ he stated.
He said the initiative was in line with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Kontihene of Kwahu Obomeng, Nana Owusu Ameyaw, expressed his appreciation to the teleco for supporting the community, adding, ‘We thank God and Airtel for helping us.’
He further noted that the leadership of the community would work to ensure that the two boreholes are properly maintained.
By Jamila Akweley Okertchiri
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