Diarrheal diseases are a major problem in Ghana, accounting for a large number of infant deaths. The problem has been attributed to unhygienic practices and contaminated drinking water.
As a result, the Harriet Afriyie Foundation and Honourable Thomas Nyarko Ampem, Member of Parliament for the Asuogyaman Constituency in May cut a sod for the drilling of a borehole and construction of a public toilet for the Abume community which was estimated to cost over Ghc100,000.
The Harriet Afriyie Foundation, Helping Hands over the week held a mini commissioning of the water project for the Abume community.
The public toilet is at an advanced stage and will be commissioned soon to give relief to the fisherfolk community of Abume.
The community members expressed delight in the commissioning of the water project which will now guarantee them safe drinking water.
The CEO of the Harriet Afriyie Foundation, Madam Harriet Afriyie urged the community members to inculcate the culture of maintenance to enable them continue to enjoy the facility which has come in handy to solve their perennial water problems.