By Isaac Arkoh, GNA
Mesomagor (C/R), Jan.
27, GNA – More than 3,000 inhabitants of Mesomagor, a farming community in the
Assin South District of the Central Region were thrown into a joyous jubilation
and ecstasy when a new mechanized water system was inaugurated.
It was the first time
the over a century that the community and its adjoining villages and hamlets
have had access to clean portable drinking water.
In its absence,
residents were left with no option than to rely on nearby streams for
unwholesome water, with its attendant consequences.
The over GH¢ 27,000
facility with a capacity of 10,000 litres per minute was initiated and funded
by the Ghana Heritage Conservation Trust (GHCT) and the GHCT Advisory Committee
in collaboration with the community.
The GHCT which has
the mandate to enhance the socio-economic growth of the communities around the
Kakum Conservation Reserve Area, serves as a catalyst for development and a
primary facilitator for the establishment of sustainable conservation,
protection, maintenance and management of Central Region’s natural, cultural
and historical heritage.
facility, Osabarima Kwesi Atta II, Omanhen of Oguaa Traditional Area and the
Chairman of the GHCT Advisory Committee expressed the Trust’s determination to
provide development projects to the forest’s fringes communities.
He was excited that
the facility will bring relief to the underprivileged and deprived communities
and also help meet goal six of the Sustainable Development Goals which was
aimed at ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and
sanitation for all.
He asked with the
community leaders to zealously maintain the project to serve its purpose.
Mr Derrick Owusu
Ambrose, the DCE commended the contractor for the timely completion of the
project and lauded the GHCT for coming to the aid of the community and urged
that it extend its benevolence to cover more communities in the area.
Nana Kojo Obeng II,
Chief of Mesomagor expressed gratitude to the GHCT for the gesture and promised
that the facility will he well maintained to serve the community for a long
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