Ayensuano MP provides 100 boreholes for constituents

One of the mechanized boreholes

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for Ayensuano Constituency in the Eastern Region, Teddy Safori Addi, has provided a total of 100 boreholes to some communities in his constituency.

The boreholes are to solve the perennial water shortages experienced in the beneficiary communities during the dry season, as well as help the residents to access good drinking water to improve their health.

The short, but impressive, commissioning ceremony was graced by the former Minister of Health, Mr. Alexander Percival Segbefia, and the Chairman of the Council of Elders of the South Africa (SA) charter of the NDC, who doubles as the representative of Allied Group of Companies based in South Africa, Mr. Benjamin Quashie.

With the tacit support of these prominent personalities, Addi has separately commissioned and handed the first batch of the hundred filtered mechanised bore holes sponsored by the South Africa (SA) branch of the NDC to the constituents.

The constituency was zoned into three areas, which are Coaltar, Anum and Asubio.

The Coaltar zone is made up of Bepoase, Coaltar, Krabokese, Amaadi and Marfokorm, whilst the Asubio zone comprises Asuboi, Yakoko Kwadwofosu, Kyekyewere Achiase,

Ayekokuoso Agbomehia, Bobonte, Gbilimpe and Dikpa, and the Anum zone Sowatey New Town and Kofi Pare whichequally benefited from the water facilities.

Speaking at brief separate ceremonies to hand over the boreholes to the beneficiary communities, Mr. Safori Addi thanked the South Africa charter of the NDC for supporting him to construct the first batch of the boreholes.

According to him, the issues bothering his constituents were always of concern to him since it was his duty to support the socio-economic development of the constituency.

He mentioned that immediately after the 2020 General Elections, which made him win the seat to represent the best interests of the people in Parliament, he embarked upon his Thank Your Tour of the communities.

The MP noted that he visited all the communities within his constituency, and took the opportunity to get to know their problems, challenges, and how he could be of help.

“During our round table discussion, we realised that one of [the] major challenges that is facing us has to do with accessibility of good drinking water, because we realised that when there are dry seasons, particularly during [the] harmattan seasons, some of the people in some communities within the Ayensanu Constituency, indeed, find it extremely difficult to access good drinking water.

“Following this development, we came up with the South Africa charter of the NDC to construct 100 borehole water facilities throughout the constituency. So by the help of the almighty God, they were able to construct the first batch of the facilities which we have successfully commissioned today,” the MP narrated.

According to Mr. Safori Addi, the gestures were all based on requests and assessment needs by the communities, thereby, helping to provide good drinking water for the residents.

On his part, Mr. Benjamin Quashie noted that their financial support to the MP to provide these boreholes water facilities was part of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) the South Africa charter had equally agreed to do.

He pointed out that this CSR was not only to help themselves in South Africa, but also “knowing very well that we are from Ghana, and that we are doing everything possible to help the deprived communities in Ghana.”

Mr. Quashie asserted that these initiatives, as “we are aware, is basically a baby of the South Africa group of the NDC, and that the Allied Group of Companies partnered with them, and they decided to bring water to the people in these beneficiary communities within the constituency.”

He disclosed that they had other humanitarian initiatives that they were doing under the group that “we are supporting in Ghana.”

“We always serve the people in authority and people who have the means, because we see that it is always important to help.

“Because we know the economic situation of our country currently, and we realized that the government and that of individuals cannot do all to the people at all times, collectively we can all come together and help and ensure that we make Ghana the country we want to be in the future.

“We deprived a lot of resources, we deprived education of children or kids and that the government alone cannot do it, so the true of the matter is that we would not expect them today because that is what they have voted it to do for the people but in the 21 century we all know that collectively we can help make humanity a best place to resort to,” he concluded.


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