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19.04.2012 General News

Global Host Project assists Duakor Community with toilet facility.

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Cape Coast, April 19, GNA - Global Host Project (GHP), an NGO, has cut the sod for the construction of a 10-seater toilet facility worth GH¢ 23.000 for a settler fishing community at Duakor near the University of Cape Coast.

GHP initiated the project as part of its social responsibility towards deprived rural communities in the Central Regional.

Mr Odua Kwesi Sampson, Country Director of GHP, said the NGO was founded in 2008 with the aim of promoting developmental projects by constructing useful social amenities to communities where they operate.

He said apart from building the toilet facility for the Duakor community, plans were far advanced to build identical projects in Ahenborboi, Okyeso and Abakam.

Mr Sampson said his outfit would donate computers to basic schools that serve the communities of Duakor Ahenborboi, Okyese and Abakam, adding that St Monica's Girls School in Cape Coast would also be provided with some computers.

He said a volunteer would be arriving from the USA in June to install and repair computers at the Junior High Schools in the area and that the long term goal of GHP was to build a computer centre to cater for Duakor and its surrounding communities.

He said ICT was the future of the youth and that for any nation to progress it was imperative for its youth to be abreast with its know-how and urged other NGOs to assist the four communities since they lacked a lot of social amenities.

Mr Francis Apedo, assembly member of the area, commended GHP for the prompt response to their appeal and gave the assurance that the community would give the project the needed support to ensure its early completion.

He said Duakor, Abakam , Ahenborboi and Okyeso which are all settler communities along the Cape Coast- Elmina Highway lacked a lot of facilities including potable water, toilet facilities, insufficient refuse containers, deplorable link roads, drainage systems, leaking school roof, electricity, computers labs , furniture for lower primary school and kindergarten and a community centre.

Mr Apedo said as a result of the lack of toilet facilities and in sufficient refuse containers the communities experience increased diarrhea and cholera cases and the inhabitants eased themselves at the beaches.

The chief of the area, Togbe Ayivi II, commended both the assembly member and the GHP for their efforts at providing the community with a toilet facility saying that the lack of such facilities had resulted in needless deaths.

He pledged to give the project the needed support to ensure that it was completed on schedule and called on other NGOs to come to the aid of the community.


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