Zion Community Church International in collaboration with Frontier Missions Network has handed over a mechanised borehole fitted with hand pump valued at GH¢19, 000 to Blema community in the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba District of the Savannah Region.
The facility is expected to serve more than 1000 residents of the community and beyond with potable drinking water and reduce time spent by women in search of portable drinking water.
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 one borehole which the community initially depended on.
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 Assembly Member of the Nakwabi Electoral Area, Hon. Kontunotey Isaac Maamol, 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.
He said the mechanised borehole donated by the Rev. Sansah, came at the right time because community members have been struggling to get access to portable drinking water as the water table system in the community is said to be low by the experts.
The church and its Network has since drilled over 34 boreholes in the Sawla- Tuna-Kalba District and in the Wa West District.