The people of Gberike, a farming community in the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba District in the Savannah Region now have a borehole after many years of deprivation.
The facility, was constructed by Frontiers Mission Network in collaboration with the Zion International Church, as part of its corporate social responsibility.
The community now has a clean water to depend as a source of drinking water.
Hitherto, the community, with an approximate population of 1,040 depended on a polluted stream about five kilometers away from the community, which they shared with animals.
As a result, the inhabitants, mostly peasant farmers who cultivate cassava, yam, cashew and cereals, contracted water-borne diseases such as bilharzia, among others.
Worst of all, the stream dried up during the dry season.
At a short ceremony to hand over the facility to the people at Gberike on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, last Wednesday, the Executive Director of Frontiers Mission Network, and Founder of the Zion Community International Church, Apostle Dr. Moses Sansah Kojon, said the water situation in Gberike came to the attention of the church through one of his pastors.
According to him, based on the report, the church decided to construct the facility for the community in line with the church’s vision of touching lives by providing potable water for communities.
He stated that despite the expensive nature of the project, the church and his NGO (Frontiers Mission Network) were happy that the residents of the beneficiary community now had access to potable water.
Apostle Sansah, expressed his gratitude to God for making the provision of clean for the community a reality, despite the challenges encountered.
He expressed the hope that the facility would positively impact lives of the beneficiary communities, especially on education and health, among others.
The Assemblyman for the area, Hon. Rapheal Kula, thanked the church for providing them with a clean water.
He said the intervention by the church was a divine one and the community had named the water project as “Naawmeni Maal”, to wit, it is the doing of God.