Rotary Club of Accra Labone Unveils Borehole Water Facility For Alavanyo Community

Rotary Club of Accra Labone last Saturday unveiled a borehole facility at the Alavanyo community in the Ga South Municipal District.

The club as part of its 20th-anniversary celebrations initiated the project to address the considerable water challenge in the community.

The Alavanyo community located in the Danchira electoral area which previously fetched water from an unsafe and stagnant puddle will now draw water from a mechanized borehole system.

The 24, 000 Ghana cedis borehole project is entrusted in the care of a committee set up by the leadership of the community to manage the facility and ensure sustainability.

Speaking at the unveiling of the borehole facility, President of Rotary Club of Accra Labone, Doreen Ashiboe-Mensah, said the importance of safe drinking water and adequate sanitation cannot be overemphasized

She said the club’s social intervention projects targets deprived communities without access to potable drinking water.

Mrs Ashiboe-Mensah explained that the provision of a water supply system will significantly improve the quality of life of the community and consequently their socio-economic development.

She said the club has made a sustained commitment to the promotion of community health and such causes will continue to play a vital role in fulfilling the club’s vision.

Mr Ahortor Ebenezer, Assembly Member of Danchira electoral area commented that the project will bring significant relief to the community.

He said the community has been dealing with many water-borne diseases and other strange ailments due to their source of drinking water and are fortunate to receive the club’s philanthropic gesture adding that the borehole will alleviate their water challenges and influence their health.

While expressing gratitude to the club for coming to the aid of the community, he said residents will no longer have to walk long distances to purchase clean water at expensive prices.

Mr Ahotor said the facility will not only meet their meet long-term health benefits but will greatly impact the sanitation and hygiene behaviour of residents.

He also used the opportunity to call on donor and corporate organisations to assist the community to establish a school due to the long distances children have to travel to nearby villages to get an education. He said the Chief and elders have already allocated a piece of land for that purpose even if it is a shed.

Philip Semevia, a leader in the community expressed appreciation to the club for the support and pledged their commitment to support the committee entrusted with the responsibility of managing the facility.

He said the lives of the local community will improve as a result of now having access to potable water.

The club also donated some insecticide-treated mosquito nets to residents to safeguard them against malaria.

They also educated residents of the community on the coronavirus disease and adherence to the safety protocols.