The Chief of Ngleshie Lafa Barima in Accra, Nii Ayi Okufuobour I, at his own expense, has constructed a drainage system for residents of GICEL Estate (SCC) in the Weija-Gbawe constituency of the Greater Accra Region.
The drainage is being constructed to help resolve the constant flooding of the area anytime it rains.
The gesture by Nii Ayi Okufuobour I, stems from a special appeal made by residents of GICEL Estate (SCC) who happen to suffer the most during raining seasons, when the philanthropist visited the area.
Speaking in an interview with Ghanaianvoiceonline at Weija, Nii Ayi Okufuobour I, said he decided to construct the drainage after residents of the area contacted him with the request.
“The lack of proper drainage in the community continues to affect people anytime it rains. People’s homes get flooded and many get displaced so I was touched after I visited the area to check the situation.”
“…..lack of proper drains, shallow and choked gutters, and other human activities are also involved”. Nii Lafa added.
He noted that government cannot do everything, that was why it was important that people who can help in making communities better help the government in bringing development to communities.
Nii Ayi Okufuobour I, who is also the Asafoatse of Weija reiterated that the construction of the drainages are his personal contribution to the development of the community.
“I am the Asafoatse of this community and I live here, this is the little I can do to help my people. If we come together as a team, we can do great things,” he said.
Nii Lafa was hopeful that a lot of people will show such acts of selflessness to help the Weija community to support the people.
Nii Ayi Okufuobour I, expressed the hope that the Weija-Gbawe Municipal Assembly would emulate the good example of him by initiating development projects to bring relief to residents of the Weija community.
By: Paul Mamattah