By Abebe Dawuni, GNA
Jilo (NR), GNA
– A GH¢64,000 solar mechanised borehole constructed by AG Care Ghana and
funded by Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) for Jilo community in the
Nanumba North District of the Northern Region has been commissioned.
In his welcome address, Mr James Jefferson
Abdulai Acting Partner Programme Manager of AG Care, Ghana, formerly Assemblies
of God Relief and Development Service (AGREDS) is a Church based non-profit
development Organisation (NGO) that coordinated all the development and relief
programmes of Assemblies of God Church, Ghana.
He said with resources from international
organisations like the CCFC, Nanumba Child Development Programme (NCDP) they
implemented programmes in education, health and Nutrition, water sanitation and
hygiene, sustainable livelihood development.
He said they also strengthened community
organisation and community advocacy in seven deprived communities of Dakpam,
Taali, Pusuga, Kpabi, Binda and Jilo with children and women as their primary
According to him, they were operating in Districts
where access to quality education, health care, water and sanitation and
business opportunities were poor, thus contributing to the achievement of five
out of the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS).
He announced that NCDP was a child focused
programme initialled by AG. Care Ghana in 1999 as a response to the devastating
effects of 1994 ethnic conflict in the area and operated in the Eastern
Corridor of Northern Region of Ghana with its activities covering Nanumba North
Municipality, Nanumba South District and Yendi Municipality and the most
deprived areas in Ghana.
He said the people of Jilo benefited from the
solar mechanised borehole because they improved on open defecation free by
constructing household latrines.
Mr Abdulai Yaquob, the Nanumba North Municipal
Chief Executive who commissioned the solar mechanised borehole said it was the
responsibility of the Assembly to provide such facilities for the people.
He said it was the first time a solar
mechanised borehole was provided for a community in the area and assured them
that the maintenance and proper care of the project would be done.
He thanked AG. Care Ghana and CCFC for
providing the people with safe drinking water.
In an address read on behalf of the Country
Director of CCFCMr. George Baiden indicated that CCFC was interested in
Programmes that would bring healthy life to communities.
Mr William Anim Dankwa, the CCFC Communication
Manager who delivered the address on his behalf said around the world many
people could not get water resulting in deaths adding that it would also enable
to go to school uninterrupted.
Mr. Kwabena Tutor Sponsorship Manager of CCFC
appealed to them to send their children to school and advised them to cultivate
maintenance culture to ensure its long lifespan.
Nachin Na of Bimbilla, Imoro Alhassan said
they suffered for water for so many years and a nine-member committee made up
of five women and four men was put in place to take care of the borehole.