A United States of America USA based Non Governmental Organization NGO, located in the state of Las Vegas, Willie R. Cherry Ministries has come to the aid of three communities in the Volta Region by given them purified drinking water.
It commissioned mechanized boreholes worth $20,000 to communities in the North Tongu Constituency of the Volta Region of Ghana.
This comes at a time water crisis had hit some parts of the country.
Boreholes provided is expected to serve about 500 residents and it comes with an overhead polytank that stored a lot of water when there is a shortage to cater for the communities for the time being.
The kind gesture to the communities namely, Azagornorkope, Gbetekpo and Essokpo in the Torgome Traditional Area is expected to provide relief to the beneficiary communities from the challenges of access to portable and clean water.
Mr. Willie R. Cherry, founder and leader of Ministries delegation explained that the project was in response to a request made by the Country Coordinator of Willie R. Cherry Ministries, Nana Yaw Gish and other opinion leaders of the various communities.
For him, for the lack of portable drinking water, the NGO had to come in to provide clean, accessible and purifued water to various communities.
This is inline to avert any possible contraction of waterborne diseases as a result of bad drinking water.
“The gospel is not only about the spiritual welfare but also concerns with physical dimension of its adherents to meet the most felt social needs”, Willie Cherry stated.
He intimated that providing the needs of the people is another way of preaching the gospel and showing them how to be benevolent and merciful towards the needs of others.
The Omankrado of Torgome Traditional Area, Torgbe Gridi IV, expressed joy and gratitude to the NGO for providing them with water to alleviate their water problem and to avert any water borne diseases that could have hit the communities in no time.
The Chief while lauding the NGO for the intervention, appealed for a health facility for the Torgome Traditional Area to support in the health delivering system.
He however appealed to residents of the three communities to help maintain the borehole regularly to ensure its continuous use.
The NGO has been in Ghana for some time now and has embarked on alot of developmental projects for various communities across the country.
By: Iddrissu A. Jara