The Silas Amoah Foundation has drilled and commissioned four boreholes for four different communities in the Bolgatanga East constituency of the Upper East Region. The beneficiary communities include Dubila, Zuarungu Dabooren, Dulugu, and the Gambibgo primary school.
The founder of the foundation, Mathew Amoah Silas, said the purpose of providing safe drinking water for the rural folks was to alleviate the plight the community members were going through to get water for domestic purposes.
“We learn from what we have been through, and what we have seen inspires us. Growing up in these communities, I see how people struggle to get water. So, if we are capable, why not provide the communities with good water? We still can’t allow our mothers, children, and sisters to walk long distances in search of good water when we can help them with good water to drink.”
He said the purpose of the provision of potable drinking water in the areas “is to see a new Bolga East” since the government alone cannot develop the constituency.
Mr. Amoah, who has shown interest in contesting the Bolgatanga East constituency primaries under the ticket of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), said the foundation would continue to support communities in the constituency and the Upper East Region with social amenities regardless of whether he wins the parliamentary primaries or not.
The businessman promised to illuminate the entire Dubila community with the provision of streetlights to every house there. Aside from the provision of a borehole for the Gambibgo Primary and JHS, Mr. Amoah has promised to construct a 4-unit classroom block to improve teaching and learning in the school when he is elected parliamentary candidate for the Bolgatanga East constituency. He admonished the pupils to shun social vices and take their studies seriously. He also pledged to support them with school uniforms, sandals, books, pens, and pencils.
At the Dulugo community, the NPP stalwart after handing over the borehole promised to construct a 3-unit classroom block, a maternity block for the community if the party gives him the mandate as a parliamentary representative for the constituency.
The Chief of the Dubila community, Naba Abelwine Abongo, said the borehole would bring relief to residents who were trekking long distances to fetch water from unhygienic sources.
With the provision for the Gambibgo Primary School and JHS, chairman of the School Management Committee, John Adongo, said that until the provision of the borehole, contact hours were lost because the students had to always boycott classes in search of water at nearby boreholes.
Some residents of the beneficiary communities who spoke to A1 Radio thanked Mathew Silas Amoah for the gesture and promised to take proper care of the boreholes.
Source: A1Radioonline.com|101.1Mhz|Joshua Asaah|Bolga East|Ghana