Honoring its commitment to enhance the quality of life in communities and contribute to a healthier future, Nestle partnered with IFRC to provide Water and Sanitary facilities Akooko and Esikasu cocoa farming communities in the Eastern Region. Overall, some 5,000 residents are estimated to have benefited from the projects.
Akooko received a borehole water facility that produces 192,000 litres of water per day distributed through 8 standing pipes in vantage locations of the community. Esikasu, on the other hand had two boreholes drilled while broken water points were refurbished. The latter also got a biodigester toilet facility.
Managing Director of Nestlé Ghana Philomena Tan said Nestlé believes that industry has an active role to play if the SDGs are to be realized. She noted that as a Nutrition Health and Wellness Company, Nestlé is committed to strategic partnerships that help make sustainable impact in communities directly connected Nestlé’s business.
Secretary General of IFRC, El Hadj As Sy commended the work of the Ghana Red Cross team and volunteers for delivering WASH services to communities and facilitating positive change in the lives of vulnerable people. Secretary General Sy thanked Nestlé for the great partnership and financial support that is helping address the spread of cholera and diarrhea in resource-deprived communities.
Samuel Komlorm, Assemblyman of Esikasu thanked Nestlé and IFRC for their contribution to raising health awareness and providing the communities with water and sanitary facilities. He also commended the project partners for expanding WASH to cover needs of people with disability.