The Pentecost Social Services (PENTSOS), with funding support from The Church of Pentecost Headquarters, has constructed a mechanised borehole to provide potable drinking water for school children and people of the Abunyanya Community.
For many years, people of Abunyanya, a community in the Nkwanta North District of the Oti Region of Ghana, resorted to unimproved drinking water sources for water supply, especially during the dry season. Due to the poor state of these water sources, water-borne diseases such as typhoid was very common in the community.
In 2019, The Church of Pentecost, through its social services directorate, came to the aid of the community by constructing a borehole to provide safe drinking water for the Abunyanya community and its environs.
The facility, situated on the compound of the Abunyanya D/A Basic School “C” at Kpassa, also provides staff and pupils of the school with safe drinking water.
Speaking to PENTECOST NEWS, the Headmaster of the School, Mr Ezekiel Bawa said that the school had always struggled with access to clean water during the dry season and therefore, relied on a nearby stream for water.
“We faced a lot of challenges as a school. In the past, we relied on a stream for water. The sad reality was that that stream is where animals also drink from and sometimes discharge their droppings in. So, it got to a point that we advised the children not to fetch water from the stream any longer, but the problem was that, if they do not go to the stream, there was nowhere else they could go to fetch water.”
This problem has persisted for a long time. So, when the PENTSOS team came to tell us about their intention to construct a borehole for us, we thought it was a joke. But true to their word, they have brought the water to us. Now, we have clean water to drink; the water is benefiting all of us; teachers, school children and the entire community. We also believe that the spread of water-borne diseases will now be a thing of the past. So, we are very grateful to The Church of Pentecost,” he said.