The Member of Parliament (MP) for Kumbungu constituency Professor Hamza Adam and his developmental partners, on Saturday April 29, 2023, commissioned five (5) boreholes within the Kumbungu constituency.
The beneficiary communities include Kumbung Tignaayili, Kumbung Kpukpalgu, Dinyokpalgu, Shedua and Digu.
The commissioning of these five boreholes is part of the MP who is also the Deputy Ranking member of Environment, Science and Technology Committee of Parliament, “Water For All” initiative”.
The provision of these boreholes’ facilities, will help curb the water challenges which are usually caused by the dry season, and will also serve as a source of drinking water for the beneficiary communities.
The project, an initiative of the MP, was fully funded by a benevolent Saudi Arabian Philanthropist through Dr. Mohammed Zainudeen Abdul Mumin.
Speaking at a brief separate ceremony to handover the borehole facilities to the beneficiary communities, Prof. Hamza thanked Dr. Mohammed Zainudeen Abdul Mumin for his efforts towards the completion of the project.
He explained that, “we are commissioning five boreholes, one is mechanized, and the other four are manure. I have been struggling within my constituency because we have a serious water crisis in some of the communities, and since I assume office as the member of parliament it’s been my struggle to bring water to the doorstep of my people.”
According to him, his outfit through his WATER FOR ALL INITIATIVE has been able to construct about fifty (50) boreholes within his constituency.
He said the commissioning of the borehole’s facilities will go a long way to alleviate suffering among women and children who usually trek several miles in search of drinking water.
“The provision of these boreholes will lessen the burden and allow the children to be able to concentrate on their education, and will alleviate the suffering of the women so that they can concentrate on their business activities to better their lives”, he said.
Prof Hamza Adam, while urging the beneficiary communities members to set up a committee to oversee the maintenance of the water facilities, also assured communities within the Kumbungu District who are facing water problems that his outfit is working with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to address their challenges.
On his part, Dr. Mohammed Zainudeen Abdul Mumin emphasized the need for beneficiary communities’ members to own the facilities.
The chiefs and people of the beneficiary communities commended the MP for the gesture.
Story By: Alhassan Yakubu |www.diamondfmonline.com |Ghana.