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Agonaso community gets first portable drinking water

By Isaac Okyere II Contributor
Social News Agonaso community gets first portable drinking water
SAT, 13 APR 2024 LISTEN

The residents of Ogonaso, a community in the Asikuma/Odoben/Brakwa District of the Central Region, have been rescued from the scourge of Bilharzia and other waterborne diseases.

This remarkable transformation is attributed to the SKA Foundation, a non-governmental organization, which recently commissioned a new mechanized water project to provide safe drinking water for the community.

For years, the Ogonaso community has grappled with Bilharzia and other water-related illnesses, posing significant threats to lives and health. Responding to this urgent need, the SKA Foundation, under the leadership of Mr. Samuel Kofi Acheampong (Teflon Don Bronzy), a renowned business figure, initiated the project.

Commissioning the mechanized borehole with a storage facility on Friday, 5th April 2024, marked a pivotal moment for Ogonaso. This initiative came to fruition following a distressing report aired by Angel FM in Kumasi, revealing that the community had long been reliant on a contaminated stream for water, endangering the health of schoolchildren at the Oganoso D/A Basic School and the entire population.

The Assembly Member for the Ogonaso area, Hon. Joseph Sam, expressed profound gratitude to Mr. Kofi Acheampong for his swift response to the community's plight. He highlighted the historical significance of Ogonaso and lamented the neglect it has endured from successive governments. Hon. Sam emphasized the transformative impact of the water project on the community's well-being.

Echoing the sentiment, Ogonaso Odikro, Nana Kwame Etuarfo, appealed for additional support, including the completion of the Ogonaso D/A Basic School block and the provision of a teachers' bungalow to enhance education in the community.

In his address at the commissioning ceremony, Mr. Samuel Kofi Acheampong recounted how deeply moved he was by the distressing report aired by Angel FM. He reaffirmed the SKA Foundation's commitment to uplifting marginalized communities and expressed hope that the water project would significantly improve the health and livelihoods of the people of Ogonaso.

Mr. Acheampong extended his appreciation to the One Time Water Works Company for their efficient execution of the project ahead of schedule. He reiterated his dedication to addressing other challenges facing the community, underscoring his unwavering commitment to improving lives.

Mr. Samuel Kofi Acheampong, widely known as Teflon Don Bronzy, is a successful entrepreneur with ventures including Teflon Suites, a luxury hotel facility in Kumasi, and Bronzy Logistics, among others.

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