Airtel Ghana, a telecommunication company, has handed over a bore valued at 10,853 Ghana cedis to the Nyariga ?Anambegrebiisi community.
The community, which is among deprived ones in the Bolgatanga Municipality, also benefitted from the company?s mobile money transfer platform.
The Assembly Man for the area, Mr John Nyaba, thanked Airtel Ghana for responding swiftly to the request for the borehole and said several appeals made to the Assembly proved futile.
He gave the assurance that the community would be encouraged to patronize Airtel Ghana Services since they were the first company to come to the community?s aid to enable the company recoup investments made in the community.
The Municipal Chief Executive for the Bolgatanga Municipal, Mr Edward Ayagle, lauded the efforts of the Company for complimenting government?s efforts and urged other organizations particularly Mobile network Companies to follow Airtel?s example.
He said health problems associated with water, sanitation and hygiene would be reduced and appealed to community members to maintain the facility.
The Head of Corporate Sales of Airtel Ghana, Mr Edmund Barwuah, assured the people, especially basket weavers, that his Company would continue to offer them quality and reliable services.
He told the community members that the partnership was just the beginning of good things to come and gave the assurance that his outfit would continue to support the community particularly in the area of education.
The Country Director of the Blessing Basket Project, Mr Abdulai Asuah, said the borehole would help increase productivity of basket weaving in the community as women who spent long hours searching for water would now concentrate on their jobs.