Residents of Wlitey-Sakpakukope, a suburb of Akatsi in the Akatsi South Municipality of the Volta Region, are expressing joy over the installation of a mechanized borehole system, bringing an end to their long-standing water crisis.
The initiative was championed by Mr. James Gunu, the Volta Regional Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), through the ‘BKQ Foundation,' a Ghanaian-based Non-Governmental Organization (NGO).
Mr Gunu, who commended the swift response of the BKQ Foundation to the community's appeal for support, expressed gratitude for the significant project that would alleviate the acute water shortage in the area.
He urged the community to adopt a proper maintenance culture to ensure the sustainability of the water system.
Representing the BKQ Foundation, Mr Quarshie Kudzo explained that the organization focused on addressing issues related to advocacy, education, health, and social development to bring about positive change and empower individuals to reach their full potential.
The Foundation was established in response to the pressing needs and challenges faced by deprived communities in Ghana.
During the commissioning ceremony, Torgbe Sakpaku IX, the ‘Miafiaga' of Avenor, expressed appreciation to the donors and Mr. Gunu for their benevolence.
He called for commitment and unity among the community members for the overall development of the area.
Torgbe Sakpaku also appealed to other authorities for the construction of a modern public toilet facility to maintain cleanliness and prevent open defecation.
A committee has been formed to oversee the operation and maintenance of the newly installed water system. It was observed that residents in the area had previously travelled long distances in search of water before the installation of the new facility.