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Chase Petroleum Donates Boreholes to Needy Communities in U/E


2007-03-15 22:56:48
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THE CHASE Petroleum Company, an importer of petroleum products, has donated boreholes worth ¢70 million to Kongo and Gane communities in the Garu-Tempane District.

The donation came through the instrumentality of the Garu Tempane District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr. Emmanuel Sin-Nyet Asigri.

Addressing the people at Kongo, the Chief Executive Officer of Chase Petroleum Company, Mr. Kwaku Bediako said his company was happy to provide potable water to needy communities in the Region.

“Water is life; therefore we think by providing potable water to the community, we have given them life”, he said.

He noted, “It is not always that you have a chance to give to others; sometimes it becomes too late to give to others but we don’t want to wait until that time” and promised that his company would do their very best in that direction.

The CEO prayed that the beneficiary communities would take good care of the facilities.

Mr. Bediako disclosed that his company had decided to assist one needy community in the country at the close of every year, explaining that it would not always be provision of boreholes but would rather support such communities according to their prioritized needs.

He believed that when the rural communities get basic social amenities, it would stem the rural-urban drift, and this, he said, would also enable the communities to keep their natives to contribute to the development of the communities.

Acknowledging the benevolent gesture of the petroleum company, Mr. Asigri described the donation as “Chase Petroleum Independence Present” and a “timely intervention” to save women and children the ordeal of struggling even during productive hours.

He disclosed that the community’s well, which was constructed in 1945, apart from being unsafe, had not been yielding enough water for the people.

He urged the management and staff of Chase Petroleum to be the ambassadors for the needy and poorest rural communities in the Garu –Tempane District and the Upper East Region as a whole, by reporting their plight to other corporate bodies and well-meaning individuals.

The DCE said government and NGOs alone could not shoulder the plight of the rural communities hence the urgent need for corporate bodies and worthy individuals to come to the aid of the people in the poorest rural settings.

The Chief Executive of Mustek Engineering Company, Mr. Michael Zormelo, a personal friend of Mr. Bediako who accompanied the team of Chase Petroleum, was happy to be part of that good cause and described as “heartbreaking”, the sight of people drinking unsafe water.

He promised to assist Chase Petroleum in every capacity his company could, to lessen the plight of such needy and poor communities.

According to Mr. Bernard Aboo, the Project Director of Doyen Services Limited, the drilling company, the borehole could produce 300 litres of water per minute, indicating that it could even serve the community for more than ten years without rains.

The Assemblyman of Kongo, Hon. Awudu Issakah Bankparib, on behalf of the chief and people of Kongo thanked the Management of Chase Petroleum Company for the magnanimous independence present.

A similar project worth over ¢30 million was earlier on, commissioned at Gane in the Kassena-Nankana District.

source: Chronicle

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