Rotary Club of Accra Labone commissioned a newly built mechanized borehole water facility for residents of Alavanyo Community in Ga South District of Accra. The GHS 24,000-water facility was built to address perennial challenges in accessing potable water in the community. The project was initiated to mark the 20th anniversary of the Rotary Club of Accra Labone. Previously, residents of Alavanyo accessed water from an unsafe stagnant puddle, which posed serious risks of infection for users.

At the commissioning event, President of the Rotary Club of Accra Labone Mrs. Doreen Ashiboe-Mensah remarked that the importance of potable drinking water and adequate sanitation services could not be overemphasized. Mrs. Ashiboe-Mensah said the club’s social intervention projects prioritized deprived communities that did not have access to potable water. She explained that the new facility will significantly improve the quality of life of residents of the Alanvanyo community and impact the community’s socio-economic development.

Assembly Member of Danchira Electoral Area Mr. Ebenezer Ahortor said that the project would bring significant relief to the community, Mr. Ahortor explained that the community had struggled with several water-borne and other strange diseases because of the poor quality of the source of drinking water in the community. He expected the facility to address the water challenges and influence health outcomes. Mr. Ahotor expressed gratitude to the Rotary Club of Accra Labone for the assistance.

Mr. Philip Semevia, a community leader joined in thanking the Rotary Club of Accra Labone and pledged to support the facility’s oversight committee in the effective management of the water facility.