Residents of Wofugumani, a farming community in the Tamale North Constituency of the Northern Region of Ghana risk a pandemic because they share same source of drinking water with animals. However, their worries will soon be over as Crime Check Foundation, CCF has embarked on a Fifteen Thousand Ghana Cedis portable water project to ease their challenges.
The inhabitants of the deprived area have been relying on an infested river as a same source of drinking water.
They have to trek miles to access the brownish river which has both human and animal faecal matter in it. This according to them has brought untold hardship on them as they have to spend their little savings in seeking medical treatment for their children who are mostly affected by water borne diseases. “The distance from the house to the river is far, so by the time we get back from fetching the water, we are already tired. More appalling, we defecate at the bank of the river because we do not have a toilet facility. Frequently, we have to take our children to the hospital and because of that, doctors have asked us to stop using water from the river but we do not have an option. We plead that you help us get purified water”. They appealed.
With the visionary leadership of the Executive Director of Crime Check Foundation, CCF, Ibrahim Oppong Kwarteng, the Wofugumani residents will soon heave a sigh of relief as the Foundation intends to embark on a project aimed at providing portable drinking water for them to avert any possible epidemic. “The situation of this community is heartbreaking. We won’t wait for people to die before we reach-out to them. If that happens then it means we have gone contrary to what the various religions stipulate in their Holy Books.” He said.
CCF is appealing to individuals and organizations to come to the aid of Wofugumani residents to enable them have safe drinking water.
The Foundation’s Charity Series is used to solicit support for individuals, families and groups who struggle to make ends meet.