The people of Gbegbevia, Kordorwukope and surrounding communities in the Ketu South Municipality can now access potable water. The communities have been connected to the Wego Community Water system within the Municipality through the support of International Needs Ghana, International Needs USA and the Center Point Church in the United States of America.
Additionally, two 7000 litre reservoirs will be installed in the two communities to facilitate storage and avert a water shortage in the event of a challenge with the flow of water from the Community Water system. The project cost is $30,000. The residents of the communities supported the project through self-help in digging the trenches.
Prior to the intervention, residents had to trek for between 2-3 kms in search of potable water at a high cost. Persons who could not afford had to rely on unwholesome water from near-by wells which usually produced water during the rainy season. This exposed them to many health hazards - abdominal pains, other water borne-diseases as well as joint and bodily pains due to carrying water over long distances.
The Head of the Kordorwu and Gbegbevia communities expressed their appreciation the donors for the kind gesture and promised to be good stewards.