“Every year GRIDCO does projects for different communities depending on the needs of the people…So this year, we saw an article on A1 Radio’s website and we took that mantle to see whatever that was in it, we came and saw that they were really in dire need of water a reason we have constructed this borehole for them.” He said
Over 500 residents in Sumbrungu-Azoribisi community, a suburb in the Upper East Regional capital, Bolgatanga have been provided with potable drinking water by the 2017/2018 group of National Service Personnel at the Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCO).
The community has been handed a hand pump borehole following concerns raised about the precarious situations residents face in getting potable water especially in the dry season which was published by A1 News.
A1 news reported in the early part of 2018 that residents of Azoribisi have to rely on an old aged borehole fitted with a wheel for drinking water. And worst of their situation was the pump serving a chunk of the population of Azoribisi electoral area drying up in the dry season causing scarcity of water.
This link leads to the initial story published on a1radioonline.com https://www.a1radioonline.com/
13269/bolgatanga-residents- rely-on-hand-wheel-pumps-for- water/index.html.
The predicament prompted the National Service Personnel with Ghana Grid Company Ltd, (GRIDCO) to make a follow up to the community to construct a borehole in order to address the situation.
Speaking in an interview with A1 News Wednesday during the handing over ceremony, Senior Electrical Engineer with Gridco, Abraham Duku who represented management of the company said the efforts taken by the service personnel was motivating and laudable. He encouraged them to continue with such spirited efforts to set the pace for others to emulate.
National President of Service Personnel under Gridco, Robert Yarteh explained that the decision to support Azoribisi was considered in relation to the need for every community to have basic essential needs in promoting good livelihood a reason they decided to take up the initiative after reading the article published about the plight of the residents in Sumbrungu.
Mr. Yarteh used said they were able to raise funds in the realization of the project through monthly deductions they make from their meager allowances and seeing the commitment, management of GRIDCO extended an assistance to them.
He however used the opportunity to challenge other service personnel to take up developmental projects of such kind to compliment central government’s efforts for a collective nation building.
The Service Personnel also presented used cloths and sandals to the community members as part of the package.
Meanwhile, Assembly Member for Sumbrungu Azoribisi Electoral Area, Victor Apomina speaking for the residents expressed appreciation to the service personnel and Gridco for attending to their quandary and commended A1 radio for taking up the initiative.