Several communities in the Builsa South District of the Upper East Region have benefitted from borehole projects to provide them with potable water.
The gesture was part of efforts by the Builsa South Constituency, Dr Clement Apaak, to ensure that as many people in his constituency have access to drinking water.
To this end, the MP recently handed over twelve (12) boreholes financed from his personal resources to beneficiary communities.
The communities include Doninga-Dorinsa, Uwasi-Zuasa, Fumbisi-Luisa, Fumbisi, Naadema-Poodema, Kanjarga-Gobsa, Kanjarga-Musidema, Doninga-Doringa, Gbdema-Gbenaasa, and other communities all in the Builsa South Constituency.
Aside from that, a mechanised borehole has also been drilled for the central mosque in Fumbisi by the MP.
Before the provision of the boreholes to these communities, women travelled far distances in search of potable water for house chores and water for animals who were confined at home.
Most of these beneficiary communities used to crowd at boreholes at nearby communities for water which was a worry to residents and socio-economic development of the district.
The MP for the area, Clement Apaak, after commissioning the Doninga-Wupiensa borehole assured residents and constituents of more developmental projects in other areas to enhance economic activities.
He appealed to residents to cultivate the habit of maintenance culture to prolong the life span of the borehole.
The chief of the area thanked the MP for the water project and called for more developmental projects in the community.
“On behalf of the community and my elders, we want to say thank you for the provision of the water. As farmers, the borehole will help us during the dry season as well as water for the animals.
Some residents we’re also thankful and expressed their gratitude to the MP.
A resident said: “This borehole has come at the right time where the rains have stopped and we will no longer have to travel to far distances for water and our children will also attend school in time due to the proximity of the water source”.
Four were earlier at Uwasi-Tuedema CHPS, Gbdema CHPS, Kaseisa-Yemona, and Fumbisi-Baasa.
The provision of water to these health facilities and communities will undoubtedly go a long way to improve the quality of life and health of the people of Builsa South.
Pix: Dr Clement Apaak