International Needs Ghana provides potable water to the Nuaxorve community.

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 Christian organization International Needs Ghana (INGH) has helped the farming and weaving community of Nuaxorve in the Akatsi North district of the Volta region.

For the community to have access to clean drinking water and to address the water issues that have plagued the residents for several years, the organization commissioned a hand-pump borehole worth more than GHC58,000.00. 

The community had no choice but to rely on a small, highly polluted dam that had been dug by their ancestors as their source of drinking water and for other household chores like bathing, which posed a significant health risk.

At a brief ceremony to commission the facility, Mr. Cromwell Awadey, Executive Director of INGH, stated that the community deserved clean water so that they could continue to be productive and healthy and contribute their share to the country's development.

He stated that the organization discovered, through the implementation of its Safe and Protective Environment for Adolescent Development in the area, that the community lacked access to potable water, which was affecting the people's health.

According to Mr. Awadey, the situation was also having a significant impact on the development of adolescents and the education of children in the community. This was due to the fact that the dam occasionally dries up during dry seasons, necessitating residents to travel considerable distances in order to obtain the resource.

According to the Executive Director, the organization received a report from the community in 2021 asking for assistance with the situation and responded last year, resulting in the construction of the borehole, as reported by Ghana News Agency.

He stated that INGH's mission is to improve the holistic development of communities and transform lives, which is why they did not hesitate to address the water issue despite their primary focus on child rights and adolescent development.

Mr. Awadey expressed his gratitude to the residents for cooperating with the construction of the facility and expressed his hope that it would significantly improve their physical, social, and financial health.

The Executive Director enjoined the residents to own the facility, value it, and cultivate a maintenance culture in order to ensure that it was not only well-visited but also well-maintained to extend its lifespan.

The community's chief, Togbe Adzakpa II, who couldn't hide his happiness, told GNA that the borehole would help solve the water problem and prevent their children from missing school because they would now have access to water.

He thanked International Needs Ghana for the act of kindness, describing the facility as their refuge from water-borne illnesses and a place where their wives could get some rest after spending long hours searching for water.

The area's Assembly Member, Mr. David Vorsah, thanked INGH for its support and requested additional boreholes to accommodate the growing population.

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