Ekporkope community gets water facility

Success Senyo Gbormittah
Success Senyo Gbormittah

Ekporkope, a farming community near Wuxor in the Akatsi South Municipality of the Volta Region has been provided with a mechanised borehole water facility to alleviate the struggles experienced in the search for potable water.

The water facility, donated by Hope for Ghana, a non-profit tax-exempt public charity organization with a focus on creating hope and opportunity in most deprived rural villages in Ghana, would serve over 700 residents in the community.

Mr Success Senyo Gbormittah, a representative from Hope for Ghana, who handed over the facility, expressed appreciation to members of the community for their patience and assistance towards the realisation of the project.

He disclosed that their outfit had provided a similar facility in other villages such as Have, and Edzikope, all within the Have Wuxor Sremanu Electoral Area.

Mr Gbormittah added that they would continue providing a community’s most basic needs such as boreholes to remote villages where women and children had been walking long distances to fetch dirty water “so that water-borne diseases would be reduced.”

Togbui Awuku-Diagbo II, Chief of Wuxor, in an address, called on other philanthropic groups and individuals to support residents in the community, “because we don’t even have light in the community.”

He expressed appreciation to the donors for the kind gesture.

Mr Bright Badasu, the Assembly Member for the area, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) the facility would put to an end the fetching of water from streams and unhygienic water sources.

He also appealed to the appropriate authorities to connect the community to the national grid.“Our needs are numerous, so they must come to our aid. Pupils walk long distances to Wuxor to access education,” he added.

Mrs Grace Avoryi, a mother of four, expressed her excitement to the GNA saying, “water is life, so we are happy.”

In attendance were Mr Andrews Lanyo, Family Head; Mr Emmanuel Asiwu, a former Assembly Member for the area, and others.

Ekporkope community members engage in the cultivation of maize, garden egg, sweet potato, cassava and others.

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