Willie R. Cherry Ministries, a Las Vegas based Non Governmental Organisation, NGO, has commissioned three mechanized boreholes worth 20,000 Dollars for residents of three communities at South Tongu Constituency in the Volta Region.
The boreholes, provided with an overhead polytank were constructed at Azagornorkope, Gbetekpo and Essokpo in the Torgome Traditional Area are expected to provide relief to the beneficiary communities from the challenges of access to portable and clean water.
Commissioning the borehole, the Founder of Willie R. Cherry Ministries, Reverend Willie R. Cherry, said the project was in response to a request made by the Country Coordinator of Willie R. Cherry Ministries, Nana Yaw Gish and other opinion leaders of the various communities.
He added that due to lack of access to safe drinking water the NGO had to come in to provide clean, accessible and copious water to various communities to portable water and to avert the contraction of waterborne diseases.
Reverend Cherry stated that the gospel is not only about the spiritual welfare but also concerns itself with physical dimension of its adherents to meet their most felt social needs.
He intimated that providing the needs of the people is another way of preaching the gospel and showing them how to be benevolent and merciful towards the needs of others.
The Omankrado of Torgome Traditional Area, Torgbe Gridi IV, expressed joy and gratitude to the church led by Reverend Willie R. Cherry for providing them water to alleviate their water problem and the averting any water born diseases for a total relief for the people.
The Chief while lauding the NGO for the intervention, appealed for a health facility for the Torgome Traditional Area to support the health need of the people.
He however appealed to residents of the three communities to help maintain the borehole regularly to ensure its continuous use.
Willie R. Cherry Ministries had already commissioned one boreholes in Gonteng in Aburi with the commissioning of the three bringing the total number to four.
By: Paul Mamattah