Zion Community Church International in collaboration with Frontier Missions Network has handed over a borehole fitted with hand pump valued at GH¢20, 000 to Batamayiri community in the Sawla- Tuna- Kalba District of the Savannah Region.
The facility is expected to serve more than 300 residents of the community and beyond with potable drinking water and reduce time spent by women in fetching water from the stream.
The founder and overseer of the church Rev. Apostle Dr. Moses Sansah Konjon, said the church is interested in developing both the social and spiritual welfare of its members as well as their immediate community.
With funding from Frontier Missions Network Rev. Sansah, explained that the borehole would ensure that residents were not stranded at the only stream in the community.
Inaugurating the facility, the founder and overseer of the church, Apostle Sansah 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 Sansah, 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, Mr Lawal Tamimu commended the church for its active role in the development of the district and said “ Sawla- Tuna- Kalba is a district with a very vast land such that if care is not taken development becomes a challenge in certain parts.
Batamayiri is one of the communities I believe has been left behind in terms of development and I am very grateful to the church for the assistance.”
The Chief of Sanyari Abudu Lansah while lauding the church for the intervention, appealed for more of such donations in his area, and later conferred a chieftaincy title on the man of God as a ” Kichito- wura”meaning chief of support.
The church and its Network has since drilled over 30 boreholes in the Sawla- Tuna- Kalba District and in the Wa West District.