Ghana: Inspection of Broken Boreholes

NGO To Spend GH¢9,000 To Repair 3 Boreholes At In Ateive An African-based Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) has stated that his outfit would spend an amount of nine thousand Ghana Cedis (GH¢9,000) to repair three boreholes that have broken down in Ateive, a farming Community in the South Tongu District of the Volta Region. “At least repairing one of the bore-holes would cost not less than GH¢3,000 and the bore-holes so when sum up one would be having a total of GH¢9,000 for the repairs,” he said. Executive Director of the NGO called Rural Urban Partnership for Africa (RUPFA), Mr. Richard Ashaley, has disclosed this to the media during his working visit to the community recently. The Executive Director, who was shocked at sadden deterioration of the boreholes, attributed the break-down to either pressure on the facilities
or lack maintenance on the part of officers in charge of the facility at the community.

He said RUPFA would provide them an alternative source of good drinking water for the people while the repair works on the borehole continues. “We would look for means of providing them a reservoir for rain water harvest due to the urgency at which the people need water for their domestic and other uses,” he said.
The Volta Regional Coordinator for RUPFA, Mr. Samuel Laryo, reassured the
community that the organisation would help the community to end water problem.
Rebecca, a resident in the community said the community has other
pressing issues to tackle but the water situation was very important to
them since “water is live”.

She said, “So we are pleading to RUPFA to do all within its power to provide us with an alternative source of drinking water and by this request we are also calling on all stakeholders to assist the NGO so that they can provide portable drinking water for the area”