By: Tabitha Kugbonu | Voltaonlinegh.com |
Project Maji Foundation, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) in collaboration with Global Giving has donated solar-powered mechanised borehole at a cost of 10,000 US dollars to the people of Tefle Kplorduwlor in the South Tongu District of the Volta Region to make potable water accessible to them.
Speaking at the event to commission the project, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Project Maji, Sunil Lalvani said Volta River Authority (VRA) had assisted them in getting a site in the community to establish the project funded by donations from about 100 individuals around the world to provide quality water for good health and also to empower women in rural communities.
Mr. Lalvani said the project would serve as a relief to school children who hitherto were traveling long hours and distances in search of water and urged residents to take the project like their own and make good use of it.
Project Maji established in 2015 had provided over 30,000 Ghanaians with safe drinking water using a new technology called Solar Water Kiosk. It has about 30 sites constructed nationwide to help address water challenges.
Ebenezer Charway who represented the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources said over the years, the Ministry has been collaborating with a lot of partners to deliver water to the people of Ghana due to the limited resources available in the country to provide water to the ever increasing population of the country.
Mr. Charway indicated that the task of water provision was very huge saying, one of the challenges the Ministry kept facing had to do with maintenance and urged the community members to ensure the project lasted.
District Chief Executive (DCE) for South Tongu, Emmanuel Louis Agama thanked Project Maji for the project which he believed would serve the interest of the people.
Mr. Agama called on the NGO to continue with its support in providing safe water to the people saying, communities in Tefle Traditional Area have been suffering for water for decades.
Togbe Nakakpo Dugbaza VIII, Paramount Chief of Tefle and interim President of the Tongu Council of Chiefs who chaired the ceremony advised residents to eschew litigation so that the donors could continue bringing such developmental projects to their door steps.
Assembly member for Kpotame Electoral Area, Mashack Ato Zottor was grateful the NGO and pledged on behalf of the community to ensure proper maintenance of the project.