The Sawla Area of the Church of Pentecost has handed over two boreholes fitted with hand pump valued at GH¢30 ,000 to Jinkaa and Bugsi communities in the Sawla- Tuna – Kalba District of the Savannah Region.
The facilities are expected to serve more than 200 residents of the communities and beyond with potable drinking water and reduce time spent by women in fetching water.
The Head pastor of the church of Pentecost, Sawla Area Apostle William Ohemeng Kwakye, said the church was interested in developing both the social and spiritual welfare of its members as well as their immediate communities within which it found itself.
The projects were funded from the church of Pentecost, General Headquarters in Accra through the Pentecost social services directorate to provide good drinking water for needy communities as parts of the church’s social responsibilities for community transformation in fulfilling the Vision 2030 agenda of possessing the Nations.
Inaugurating the facilities, the Area Head for Sawla , Apostle William Ohemeng Kwakye said “the gospel is not only about the spiritual welfare, it also concerns itself with the physical dimension of its adherents, to meet their most felt social needs.”
Apostle Kwakye intimated that partnering government to provide the needs of the people was another way of preaching the gospel and showing people how to be benevolent and merciful towards the needs of others.
For his part, the District Chief Executive for Sawla-Tuna- Kalba District Lawal Tamimu, commended the church for its active role in the development of the district and and also seized the opportunity to sensitize community members of the precautionary measures of the covid- 19 and donated some sanitary items to the communities to enhance hand washing as a measure of preventing the spread of the virus.
The District Police Commander Asp Degraft Armah Agyei, who was in the company of the DCE lauded the church for the intervention and appealed to residents to help fight crimes in the District by not shielding criminals.
By Chipo Kwaku