A Las Vegas based Non-governmental Organisation, NGO in the United States of America (USA), Willie R. Cherry Ministries has has commissioned three mechanised boreholes worth 20,000 Dollars for residents of three communities at North Tongu Constituency in the Volta Region.
The mechanised boreholes, provided with an overhead polytank were constructed at Azagornorkofe, Gbetekpo and Essokpo are expected to provide relief to the beneficiary communities from the challenges of access to portable and clean water.
Commissioning the borehole, the Founder of Willie R. Cherry Ministries, Reverend Willie R. Cherry said the project was in response to a request made by the country Coordinator, Nana Yaw Forster Gish based on the people’s request.
He added that due to lack of access to safe drinking water the NGO had to come in to provide clean, accessible and copious water to the communities to help avert the contraction of waterborne diseases.
Reverend Cherry stated that the gospel is not only about the spiritual welfare but also concerns itself with physical dimension of its adherents to meet their most felt social needs.
He intimated that providing the needs of the people is another way of preaching the gospel and showing them how to be benevolent and merciful towards the needs of others.
The Omankrado of Azagornorkofe in the Torgome Traditional Area, Torgbe Gridi IV, expressed joy and gratitude to the NGO led by Reverend Willie Cherry for providing them water to alleviate their water problem and to avert any water borne diseases for a total relief for the people.
The chiefs and the people of Azagornorkofe and environs drink and cook with from a stream in the area which is harmful to human life.
The Chief, while lauding the NGO for the intervention, appealed for a health facility for the Torgome Traditional Area to support the health needs of his people.
He said the health facility they have is very far away from the area and it affects them a lot when they fall sick or their women are in serious labour.
He however appealed to the residents of the three communities to help maintain the boreholes regularly by paying a token at the point of fetching the water to ensure the continuous use.
The NGO had earlier commissioned one of the boreholes in Gonteng (hill-top) in Aburi bringing the total number of the mechanise boreholes to four so far.