Jusban Foundation Supports Deprived Communities

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Justban Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) in Accra over the weekend, donated items worth thousands of Ghana Cedis to three communities within Denkyembuor District-Akwatia in the Eastern Region.

The benifitiary communities included; Malam, Apepotia and Kumani respectively. Residents of each of these communies were made to undergo health screening to ascertain their health status and advised by a medical team on the next steps towards a better health style.

Food items, clothing, sets of footwear, contraceptives as well as education on well-being were provided for the community by expects who formed part of the Jusban Foundation.

First announced in 2015, the United Nation’s (UN’s ) Sustainable Development Goals are a set of 17 specific targets intended to contribute to a better, more sustainable future for all.

They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.

The unit committee chairman of the Malam Nkwanta  area Mr. Kosi Kaba, in an interaction with the media after the symbolic sod cutting, stated that the Malam Nkwanta community has been faced with numerous challenges, Key among them according to him is lack of hygienic drinking water, Eduacational institutions, Health care facilities  as well as poor road network.

Explaining further, the Unit Committee Chairman, stated that the only source of water is a a stream. But drinking from it poses health hazards because most people in the community are often diagnosed of waterborne  diseases such as; Typhoid Fever, Cholera, Dysentery, Hepatitis A and  Salmonella amongs others.

The Founder of Jusban Foundation, Justice Kofi Bansah, in an interview, disclosed that as part of the NGOs village donation and projects, a request was made by the three benifitiary communities through one of the volunteers of the foundation and so they decided to come to have a feasibility study and also perform the necessary needs assessment.

After the needs assessment, according to Mr. Bansah, the findings proved that the communities really needed some assistance in the area of clean water , healthcare centres and  Schools amongs others. “Tte needs as listed above  also fell within the foundation’s objectives,”

Mr. Bansah also stated that his outfit has been providing this support to  residents of deprived communities within the Eastern Region for the past five (5) years as part of Jusban Foundation’s objectives and also in line with UN’s SDGs.

He appealed to the governmen, philanthropist as well as other NGOs in the borehole drilling to partner with Jusban Foundation to help provide residents of the community with clean drinking water.

According to him, the target is to reach out to  thirty (30)  villages to provide them with clean water with the aim of preventing the residents from contracting any waterborne diseases as well as illnesses caused by microscopic organisms, like viruses and bacteria, that are ingested through contaminated water or by coming in contact with feces.

In a related development, sod was cut for the construction of three (3) boleholes to serve the community with clean water. This symbolic sod cutting, according to Mr. Bansah would be brought to fusion in the next three months from the sod cutting date.

By : Kingsley Asiedu

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