The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) Foundation has
commissioned four mechanised boreholes for the Aowin Municipality and
Jomoro District of the Western Region to improve WASH facilities in
The facilities makes available potable water for the more than 1,000
residents in the four communities; Ngakain in the Aowin Municipality,
and Old Ankasa, Nzematianu and Sowdadzem communities in the Jomoro
The Foundation’s 100 borehole water project across the country aimed
at improving the livelihoods and WASH facilities with direct benefits
on their health.
Dr Kwame Baah-Nuako, the General Manager of the Foundation, said
four communities; Adenteim and Mpatado in the Effia-Kwesimintsim
Municipality, Achonwa in the Ahanta West Municipality and Akromakrom in
the Sekondi Takoradi Metropolis have already received help in that
He noted that most beneficiary communities would be within the
GNPC’s operational areas in the Western Region and the Voltarian Basin
where the Corporation is currently prospecting for oil.
Dr Baah-Nuako said the foundation was targeting the three regions of
the North and other regions where access to quality water was a hurdle.
He said the project was undertaken under the Foundation’s Environment
and Social Amenities to help halt dependence on polluted streams for
drinking and bathing as well as the spread of waterborne diseases.
“Recently we organised health screening in some communities in the
Western Region and realised that some waterborne diseases were on the
increase, hence, the decision by the Foundation to provide potable water
for the deprived communities,” he added.
Other initiatives by the Foundation include the construction of 50
six-unit classroom blocks across the country to support the Government’s
Free Senior High School Policy and scholarship for students in tertiary
The Municipal Chief Executive of Jomoro, Mr Ernest Kwofie, commended
the GNPC for the projects and called on the beneficiaries to take good
care of them.
Nana Awusi Kwaw IV, the chief of Ngakain, who commended the GNPC for
the water project, promised to ensure periodic maintenance of the
borehole to prolong its lifespan.