The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) has commissioned five boreholes in five communities as part of activities to celebrate its Golden Jubilee anniversary this year.
The beneficiary communities are Adaklu-Torda in the Volta Region, Twifo Wamasi in the Central Region, Kwankwandaan in the North-East Region, Kanjarga-Musidema, in the Upper East Region and Tokali in the Upper West Region.
Speaking at a short ceremony to commission the boreholes, the General Secretary, Rev. Emmanuel T. Barrigah noted that the GPCC was not only concerned about the spiritual welfare of Ghanaians but also their political and socio -economic development.
“Apart from spreading the gospel, we also need to ensure the political and socio-economic needs of the people are met, that motivated us to construct the boreholes in the communities,” Rev. Barrigah said.
He said the Council launched a five-year Strategic Plan in 2017 to see to the provision of proper water, sanitation and environment protection among others and the five boreholes were in fulfilment of the Plan.
Rev Barrigah said the GPCC is committed to provide 50 boreholes for poor communities within the next three years as part of its corporate social responsibility.
In selecting the communities to benefit from the water project, Rev. Barrigah said they identified the poverty endemic areas of the nation by using the map of Ghana.
The General Secretary disclosed that the Council has commenced a sensitisation programme to train citizens on sanitation and environment issues so they could maintain a proper and clean environment at all times.
Highlighting on the training programme he said GPCC will start with the training of community leaders who will in turn train their communities.
The Sub Chief of Adaklu Tordah, Torgbe Aklasi in appreciation said the water project has brought smiles on their faces and taken away the burden of their wives, grandmothers and children who previously suffered before getting water to perform household chores.
According to Togbe Aklasi, the community is quite big and one borehole was not enough and called on other philanthropists to come to their aid.
“This is not enough so we are appealing to GPCC and any other benevolent organisations who can come to our aid to get us additional boreholes. I am really glad for this project because it has taken our burden away,” he appealed.
Mr. Kwadwo Ansah, a resident of the community expressed his excitement about the project and commended the Council for the initiative.
“I cannot really express my excitement because we had bad drinking water some years ago but glad now we have potable drinking water,” he said.
SOURCE: GPCC NEWS