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Regional News of Saturday, 21 February 2015

Source: Tigo

Tigo commissions water project for Dawurampong community

Over 3,000 residents of Dawurampong and surrounding communities in the Gomoa West District of the Central region will now have access to clean and safe water with the successful completion and commissioning of a new borehole and water tank.

Tigo Ghana responded to the needs of the people following the acute need for safe drinking water for the people and to save the community from risk of water-borne diseases among other hardships.

Until last month, the residents had to walk long distances to get water for drinking, cooking and washing.

A borehole dug some years ago had been abandoned, because it hardly functioned, leaving a 50-year-old unhygienic well to serve the people in the community.

During the inauguration of the facility at Dawurampong, the Chief Finance Officer for Tigo Ghana, Mr Philip Amoateng, said Tigo was worried about the source of drinking water in the community.

He said in keeping with Tigo’s commitment to invest in local communities through health and education, the project would improve productivity and greatly enhance the wellbeing of the people.

He said in addition to providing reliable access to communication services, Tigo was committed to fostering improved living standards in the communities where it operates, adding that: “We want to embark on social interventions that transforms the lives of people.”

Nana Korko Mensah IV, the Chief of Dawurampong, and the Member of Parliament for Gomoa West, Mr Francis Kojo Atta, thanked Tigo and urged the residents to take good care of the project.

Tigo in September 2013 launched ‘Community Champions’, an initiative to respond to the peculiar needs of various communities. Several projects undertaken include the donation of 100 bicycles to Family for Organised Lives (FFOL); renovation of the Tafo Maternity Unity, donation of hospital equipment to the Keta Government Hospital among several others.