Tesano E-Rotary Club of Accra with mother club in Southern Scotland in collaboration with Rite FM has donated 40 water filters wealth GHC28000 to the people of Tsledom including the school community to enhance potable water after several appeal and cry for potable drinking water.
Tsledom is a suburb of Lower Manya Krobo Municipality in the Middle Belt Zone of the Municipality.
Rite FM Community Watch social advocacy talk show advocated about unsafe water situation, inaccessible road network, health center among other things which have been affecting the daily life activities of the people.
28 August, 2017, members of the club visited the community to confirm the situation and promised they will provide them with water filters in addition to a bore-hole to help improve the water challenges in the community.
Upon their (E-Rotary Club) suggestion, Water and Sanitation Committee (WATSAN) and Rotary Community Corps were formed.
While the former committee is responsible for managing and caring for the filters as well as the yet to be drilled bore-hole, the latter shall serve and promote the interest/ welfare of the Accra-Scotland based Rotary Club.
Speaking to Mr. Jiggles Afriyie Boakye –Gyimah, the country president for club said Mr. Nii Boi-Dsane, president of the Rotary E-Club, Southern Scotland informed them about a news he has read on Rite FM ritefmonline.org and the need to collaborate to curb the situation.
He described the situation as worse and hence needed urgent step to do away with the situation.
“The challenge is our aim and focus number three,” Mr. Gyimah noted.
“We’ve been hearing over 1400 children who die globally every day due to unsafe water. The step taken will help address the situation at hand. But our people must use the water filters provided than keeping them and continue using the dirty water,” he cautioned.
The Philanthropists advised the community to take good care of the items in order to encourage them (E-Rotary Club) return to drill the promised bore hole.
The chief of Tsledom, Dadematse Etsemo Atteh lauded Rite FM for advocating their challenges and also congratulated the donors for their kind gesture.
He assured the E-Rotary Club, his people will use the equipment provided to filter their drinking water to prevent water borne diseases that always affect them.
Source: Austin Ofori Addo/ritefmonline.org