Accra, April 02, GNA – Madam Mary Boatemaa Marfo, District Chief Executive for Sekyere East, has praised the World Vision Ghana (WVG) for its continuous support in the provision of potable water and sanitary facilities for rural communities in the area.
She said the enormous contribution of the organisation in improving access to clean, safe drinking water and sanitation facilities in rural communities was much appreciated by the people.
Madam Marfo was speaking at the district’s celebration of the world water day at Senchi, a farming community in the district.
It was organised by the Sekyere East Cluster of WVG in collaboration with the district Community Development Office.
Madam Marfo said WVG had over the years supported the people, especially those in rural communities and smaller towns not only in the provision of boreholes, but also in the management, maintenance and protection of clean and safe drinking water supply sources.
She appealed to chiefs and other community leaders to help in the fight against illegal activities and bad practices, such as illegal mining (galamsey) that destroyed natural resources and water bodies.
Ms. Beatrice Kwarteng, the District Water and Sanitation (WATSAN) Committee chairperson, urged community members to ensure proper sanitation and hygienic conditions in water sources to prevent contamination.
She also encouraged them to plant trees around water bodies in their areas to protect them.
Mrs. Georgina Harriet Nyamekeh, the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Officer of the Sekyere East Cluster of WVG, urged the people to treat their water well before drinking and wash their hands with soap after every activity before taking any meal.
She said WVG was committed to providing safe, hygienic and potable water to children and parents in the rural communities and asked community leaders to lead in the crusade of protecting water bodies
Mr. Emmanuel Arthur, the District Community Development Officer said access to clean, safe and potable water, especially to children and women in the rural communities should be the priority of all.
Nana Baah Acheamfour II, Chief of Senchi commended WVG and its partners for their continuous support to the people in the traditional area.
He urged the people in the area to keep their environment clean to avoid contracting water borne and other communicable diseases.