Seven Hills Global Outreach, a United States of America-based philanthropic organisation has adopted Nyitawuta, a remote-deprived community after a Joy News documentary.
Nyitawuta Akatsi North district of the Volta region was featured in Joy News’ Joseph Opoku’s documentary, “Jungle Poor” in 2015.
The move was facilitated by the office of the Member of Parliament (MP) for the area to help provide Nyitawuta with basic social amenities and improve the living standard of residents.
Seven Hills Global Outreach has thus provided the community a borehole facility, which brings to an end the epoch where residents had to travel miles to fetch water from dams for domestic use after seeing the documentary.
The organisation had also trained some residents in beekeeping and provided them with startup funds for bee farm; an initiative aimed at providing residents with revenue generating avenues.
During an outreach program to the community, the founder of Seven Hills Global Outreach, Dr David Jordan hinted that his outfit would implement a microcredit scheme geared towards women empowerment and as well construct a clinic for the community.
Dr David Jordan added that “first we need to create a latrine sanitation system, we are looking at putting up two latrines this year and put up a clinic next year. If we can provide a clean sanitation, you can eliminate water-born diseases, reduce child mortality and sickness.”
The outgoing District Chief Executive, James Gunu, appealed to the organisation to assist provide potable water to the other surrounding communities to help curb the outbreak of water-borne diseases in the area.
He also advised that to make the bee farm flourish and sustainable “a bee festival must be institutionalized to create a platform for the processed honey products to be marketed.”
The Member of Parliament for Akatsi North, Peter Notsu Kotoe noted that “we want to make Nyitawuta a pilot project so that we can provide them enough social amenities, Seven Hills has helped provide the community with water, we working on a school project and contract for a teachers’ bungalow has been awarded.
“So I have a lot in stock for this community and other remote communities within the next four years to bring them at par with other developed communities in the constituency”, he concluded.
About 4 other communities surrounding Nyitawuta are also in dire need of basic social amenities, particularly portable water. Outbreaks of water-born diseases are frequently recorded in these communities.