Regional News of Wednesday, 5 February 2014
Health authorities in the Asante-Akyem South district of the Ashanti region have initiated investigation into claims that water from a borehole at Adomfe has medicinal properties.
Officials from the District Health Directorate have already visited the town to take samples of the water for testing, following media reports of people trooping there to buy water for healing purposes, myjoyonline reported Tuesday.
Hundreds of people from all walks of life have been trooping to Adomfe, a small town in the Asante Akyem South to fetch water from a borehole which is said to have healed all sort of illnesses.
One gallon (popularly called Kufuor gallon) of the borehole water is being sold for GH¢10 to visitors and GH¢1 to community members.
The only proof of the healing power of the borehole water lies in the testimonies of people who have used it.
“This water is very good. I have used some already and it’s good; that is why I’ve come for more,” an elderly woman told the Daily Graphic, as she carried a gallon of the borehole water on her head with broad smiles on her face.
Madam Yaa Fosu Hemaa was waiting patiently for her turn to fetch the water after joining the queue for more than five hours before the visit of the Daily Graphic.
“I have an ear problem and after putting some of the water into my ear, I felt an improvement in my condition. So I’ve come to fetch more of the water,” she said.
In another instance, a man was said to have testified that his wife could not take seed again nine years after giving birth to their only child, but after drinking the borehole water, she had become pregnant.