The Ghana Red Cross Central Regional Office (GRCS) has pledged to assist three districts with mechanized boreholes by the end of 2022.
The water project, funded by the Swiss Red Cross, will be implemented nationwide.
The beneficiary districts are Asikuma-Odeben-Brakwa (AOB), Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam (AEE) and Gomoa West.
Mr. Mohamed Baidoo, Acting Central Regional Director of GRCS, in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA), said the project would help address the challenges of water scarcity in the beneficiary districts once completed.
This would be a direct response to the need to promote sustainability and access to clean water in the region and beyond.
Baidoo said his team and partners are working around the clock to ensure the project is completed by the end of the year.
“Many regions have had their fair share of the project and so the central region would be no exception, we want to be the solution to water shortages in our region,” he said.
On COVID-19, Baidoo said the GRCS had worked with the Ghana Health Service to clarify the idea that the pandemic no longer existed.
He said GRCS, as part of the collaboration, trained 28 volunteers in Cape Coast Metropolis, Twifo-Hemang-Lower-Denkyira and Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese districts to help them.
“It is always relevant to sensitize communities on the need to be vaccinated against the virus and to refrain from stigmatizing recovered patients from COVID-19. »
“We are doing this to ensure that our society is free, equal and conducive for all and to ensure that we do not see any cases of COVID-19 in the future.”
Addressing the Strategic Approach to Girls’ Education (STAGE) project, Mr. Baidoo noted that AOB was training marginalized girls in literacy and vocational skills this year and shared his delight at the level of commitment beneficiaries.
Tracking the progress of his eighth week, he praised the master craftspeople and animators for their hard work and unwavering support for the project.
“I am amazed at the progress, I know its impact will be felt on their families and on society at large, I will urge the beneficiaries to continue their education so that they can become useful to themselves and to society.