Anthony Apubeo, GNA
Abaadoone (U/E), Sept.
23, GNA – The 2017/2018 batch of the National Service Personnel with the Ghana
Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) have constructed and commissioned a borehole for
the Sumbrungu-Abaadoone Community, a suburb of the Bolgatanga Municipality in
the Upper East Region.
The GH¢ 14,500.00
facility was a response to a news publication by A1 Radio; a Community Radio
station based in Bolgatanga which highlighted the plight of the community in
accessing potable water.
For several years, the
Sumbrungu-Abaadoone Community, with a population over 550 and its environs has
no access to good drinking water and the situation got worse when the only well
they depended on dried up during the dry season.
The residents then had
to travel long distances in search for water for domestic use and feeding of
Early this year, Mr
Elias Ayimbila Apasiya, a community activist, led a group of women to make
their grievances known to the public and solicit support through the community
radio station on several occasions.
The facility was
initiated by graduates undertaking their one year mandatory national service
with GRIDCo and the idea was supported by the Company to bring relief to the
Handing over the
borehole to the community at Abaadoone, Mr Abraham Doku, Senior Electrical
Engineer and Maintenance Supervisor of GRIDCo, Tamale, who spoke on behalf of
Mr Bismark Anane, the Area Manager, said the Upper East Region was chosen
because it has not benefitted from the previous projects.
He said access to
quality potable water was a necessity, a human right and a move towards
achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Senior Electrical
Engineer admonished the general public to cultivate the habit of giving back to
society especially rural communities where poverty is endemic.
Mr Robert Yartey, the
National President of the GRIDCo Service Personnel, said the group received financial
and logistical support from the company and expressed the hope that the
facility would help solve the perennial water crisis in the area.
Mr Victor Apomina,
Assemblyman for Azorebisi Electoral Area, where the Abaadoone community is
located, expressed gratitude on behalf of the residents to the Service Persons
and GRIDCo for the kind gesture.
disclosed that there were about 10 communities or clans under his jurisdiction
and most of them were challenged with water problem and appealed to other
institutions and groups to come to their aid.
He urged the youth in
the area to emulate the example of the National Service Persons and develop the
habit of giving support to communities.
The team further
presented some used clothes and shoes to the community. They have in addition
to providing the borehole constructed a four room bathhouse for the boys’
dormitory of St. Benedict Senior High School in Navrongo in the Kassena-Nankana