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Cowbell commissions two more boreholes as part of the “Cowbell Impacting Lives” campaign in Ghana
Cowbell, in partnership with World Vision Ghana, has commissioned boreholes in Amoaman D/A Basic School and Dankwakrom, both in Central Region, as part of the “Cowbell Impacting Lives” campaign.
Beneficiaries of both projects told of their ordeals in trying to find potable drinking water. In Amoaman D/A School, schoolchildren and teachers are required to pay for water from the nearest source which is 2 km away from the school. Residents of Dankwakrom, on the other hand have to walk more than 8 km to find clean drinking water.
In his address, Managing Director for Promasidor Ghana, Mr. Festus Tettey, indicated that the value of water cannot be over-emphasized and should not be taken for granted. He also expressed his concern about how illegal mining has polluted water bodies that served communities in the past. “Though, the construction of the boreholes under the “Cowbell Impacting lives” campaign is far from meeting the demands of millions of Ghanaians who don’t have access to safe, clean drinking water, I believe it will go a long way to augment the efforts of the government and other institutions.”
Upper Denkyira West District Director of Education, Madam Betty Smith, commended Cowbell for the intervention, but called for similar support for other schools in the district. “This should not be the first nor the last. We have needs in other schools in the district so we have opened our doors to welcome any other assistance,” she said.
The project is a community-support initiative which falls under the "Cowbell Impacting Lives" campaign – a series of community-based activities with the core objective of positively impacting the lives of Ghanaian communities through purposeful, sustainable and value-driven initiatives. Under the borehole project, a total of 20 boreholes are being constructed in selected areas. These selected communities are areas that are struggling to get access to safe drinking water.