Project Maji, an NGO in collaboration with Global Living, has inaugurated a solar-powered mechanized borehole water facility for the people of Kpordiwlor Tefle in the Volta Region.

About 400 inhabitants would be benefiting from the facility, a new technology called Solar Water Kiosk, which will supply them with over 4,000 litres of potable drinking water daily.

Mr Sulnil Lalvani, the Chief Executive Officer of Project Maji, said the provision of the facility formed part of the organization’s corporate social responsibility in responding to the needs of communities.

He said the Volta River Authority (VRA) supported in the allocation of the site, adding that, the facility would improve water quality and eliminate water borne diseases such as Bilharzia, which had become common in the community.

Mr Lalvani stated that the initiative would relieve children and school kids from trekking long hours to fetch water, adding that, over 30 of such projects had be constructed across the country.

He said the company’s target was to reach one million Ghanaians in 1,000 sites by 2025.

Mr Ebenezer Charway, the Deputy Director, Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources, commended Project Maji for the gesture, saying, the initiative formed part of government’s policies of providing quality water to affected communities in the country.

He urged community members to develop a maintenance culture that would prevent the facility from breakdown.

Togbe Nakakpo Dugbazah VIII, the Paramount Chief of Tefle Traditional Area, called for unity among the community to utilize the project in an effective and efficient manner without destroying the facility.

He said water must go with toilet and pleaded with the company to construct a toilet facility for the community to prevent open defecation, leading to diseases.

Mr Louis Agama, the District Chief Executive, South Tongu, in the Volta Region, said the operations of VRA had affected the community from getting portable water and thanked Project Maji for their support in reaching out to the people.



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