Project Maji, a non-profit-making organization has handed over a solar-powered mechanized borehole to Korle Abansro, a sub-community in the New Juaben South Municipality in the Eastern Region.
The project was an initiative of Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Free Zones Board, Mr. Michael Okyere Baafi after the community members through the assembly member for the area call on him to provide them with access to clean and safe water.
The water facility built by Project Magi would supply the communities with about 1,000 litres of potable drinking water daily.
In his speech, the CEO of the Ghana Free Zones Authority, Mr Michael Okyere Baafi said the project aims to empower residents in the local communities, improve water quality and eliminate water-borne diseases from the use of contaminated water.
The CEO, who is aspiring to be the Member of Parliament for New Juaben South Constituency added that more of the water projects and other developmental projects are scheduled to be executed to very community within the constituency in order to improve the standard of living of residents in Koforidua.
He, therefore, advised the residents to exhibit a good maintenance culture so as to enhance the lasting of the facilities.
Project Maji, established in 2015 has provided over 15,000 Ghanaians access to safe drinking water using a new technology called Solar Water Kiosk.
As universal access to safe drinking water is a fundamental need to human right, Project Maji has been working to bring clean water to the rural populations across sub-Saharan African.
Project Maji’s target is to reach one million Ghanaians in 1,000 sites by 2025.
Source: David Sackey