GNPC Foundation which is responsible for the implementation of the social and cooperate responsibility, has commissioned and handed over ten newly constructed boreholes to ten communities in the Upper West Region.
The beneficiary communities includes: Tanpieni, Sojadauyiri, Jijen, Challu, Pieng, Bu Possim, Nabullo, Bawiesibelle, among others.
At Tanpieni, residents especially women, could not hide their joy as they sang and danced at a brief ceremony as one of the ten boreholes was handed over to the community. The women in the community recounted how they used to travel long distances in search of portable water.
“It is such a great relief to have a borehole right at my door step, now my daughter can go to school on time,” one woman said.
The Wa Municipal chief executive, Mr. Issahaku Moomin Tahiru conceded that access to portable water has always been a major challenge in Tanpieni until GNPC’s intervention. The MCE however assured the donors of the assembly’s collaboration in maintaining the boreholes.
Head of environment and social amenities at GNPC Foundation, Patience Lartey who led the team, encouraged residents to make good use of the borehole and also practice good maintenance culture.
The team in the company of the executive director of GNPC foundation arrived at the next community, Sojadauyiri to a rousing welcome by residents; who were anxiously waiting to draw water from the new borehole.
In his address, the executive director of GNPC foundation, Dr Dominic Eduah revealed that the foundation has constructed 100 boreholes across the country with the aim of providing portable water to deprived communities in Ghana.
Dr. Eduah expressed optimism that the intervention by GNPC Foundation will go a long way to reduce reliance on unsafe water sources in the country.
The team however proceeded to the Sissala East Municipality and the other beneficiary communities on the same mission.