Osu Stool Donates Pipe Borne Water To Tei-Man Kponkon

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the Paramount chief of Osu Tradional Council Nii Okwei Kinkan Dowuona VI
the Paramount chief of Osu Tradional Council Nii Okwei Kinkan Dowuona VI

BY JOSEPH NANA YAW COBBINA

It may be prudent to avert persistent reliance and use of unsafe water which some of the communities which fall under Osu stool endure in Tei-man kponkon as the stool have provided them with clean safe pipe borne water.

the Paramount chief of Osu Tradional Council Nii Okwei Kinkan Dowuona VI
the Paramount chief of Osu Tradional Council Nii Okwei Kinkan Dowuona VI

Speaking at the inauguration of the facility, the Paramount chief of Osu Tradional Council Nii Okwei Kinkan Dowuona VI hinted that diseases from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Children are especially vulnerable, as their bodies aren’t strong enough to fight diarrhea, dysentery and other illnesses.

Nii Kinkan stressed that 90% of the 30,000 deaths that occur every week from unsafe water and unhygienic living conditions are in children under five years old. The WHO reports that over 3.6% of the global disease burden can be prevented simply by improving water supply, sanitation, and hygiene.
He explained further that time spent walking and resulting diseases keep them from school, work and taking care of their families. Along their long walk, they’re subjected to a greater risk of harassment and sexual assault. With safe water nearby, women are free to pursue new opportunities and improve their families? lives.
He said feeding our world takes up to 90% of our freshwater withdrawals. When a water project is built in a community, members can often use the new water source to grow small gardens near their homes and secure their own food supply. Self-sufficient households are less affected by conflict, famine or inadequate government services.
Nii Kinkan VI reiterated that even in regions prone to natural disasters, water infrastructure has proven to be a smart investment, sometimes reducing flood damage or disease rates among survivors.
In his remarks, Mr John Kwao Sackey, Ga East Municipal Chief Executive, said Government has demonstrated commitment to the reduction of post-harvest loses for increased food security and nutrition.
He said the establishment of the National Buffer Stock Company to facilitate the purchase, preservation and distribution of food stuff from farmers attest to that.
Mr. Sackey thanks the Osu traditional Council for its tremendous support giving to people of Tei-Man Kponkon community as he also appeal for more.
Meanwhile some personalities who grace the occasion are Nii Kwabena Bonne V(Alata Mantse), Numo Gbelenfo III(Gua Wulomo) and Nii Saban Atsan VII(Osu Dzasetse) etc.

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