The Rotary Club of Tesano, a non- government organization, has promised to drill bore hole to the residents of Tsledom, a suburb of Lower Manya Krobo Municipality of the Eastern Region to resolve the water challenge in the area.
World leaders belonging to the United Nations in their 2015 Sustainable Development Goals in goal six, aims to ensure access to safe water sources and sanitation for all is achieved within fifteen years. The goal further clarified that access to water, sanitation and hygiene is a human right.
“… Access to water, sanitation and hygiene is a human right, yet billions are still faced with daily challenges accessing even the most basic of services. Around 1.8 billion people globally use a source of drinking water that is fecally contaminated… Water scarcity affects more than 40 per cent of the global population and is projected to rise. More than 80 per cent of waste water resulting from human activities is discharged into rivers or sea without any treatment,…”
The same goal urges all and sundry across the globe to advocates in means that will promote the achievement of the agenda within the said time limit.
Rite 90.1FM, a Somanya based agriculture and social development focus radio station in its effort to champion the UN Ghana ascribed to goal, has caught the attention of the Accra based rotary club who are currently willing to help solve water menace for the rural community.
According to the president of the club Mr. Enoch Jiggles Afriyie Boakye Gyimah, the aim of the organization is to extend helping hand to the people living in rural and deprived communities in the areas of health, sanitation, water and other developmental concerns. He described the situation at Tsledom as very bad and therefore needs urgent responds to avoid future outbreak of water born diseases.
According to him the borehole, when drilled will serve and give positive effect to the people. He said the club will set up two committees: a nine member committee to manage the borehole after drill and a rotary cops committee to help them carry out community activities.
However, the club will in the interim, donate water filters to the people.
Meanwhile, the chief of Tsledom, Dadematse Atteh expressed confident in the group though many of such groups have failed them before.
“I am confident you will do what you have promised. I can sense truth in what you are saying and we are very grateful you have come to our aid,” the chief expressed.
The traditional rule acknowledged that, “though our problems are many, I am aware that the first step you (Tesano Rotary Club) has taken will encourage others to also stretch a helping hand to us.”
Source: Austin Ofori Addo/ritefmonline.org