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Mr Jonathan Richardson, Australian High Commissioner in Ghana, opened a branch of Fusion International Centre in Ghana and commissioned a water system at the cost of 140 million cedis for the Guntingli community, a suburb of Yendi.
Fusion International is a leading Australia-based youth and community development organisation and the opening of its centre in Yendi would provide training and capacity building to local volunteers to enable them to contribute to the development of the community.
Fusion Ghana’s stated commitment is to bring practical responses to local needs, such as community health education.
Personnel trained at the Centre will be able to visit local villages to do research and engage villagers in the promotion of awareness on basic health issues and bring support to them.
Mr Richardson said the Australian High Commission was supporting the creation of the Centre by funding water supply through the provision of a 10,000-litre tank and submersible pump connected to a borehole.
He said the borehole would make clean water available to the Fusion Centre as well as to the local community in the Guntingli area of Yendi.
Mr Richardson said Australia and Ghana had had long-standing and fruitful relationship and shared similar values such as belonging to the Commonwealth and believing in the tenets of democracy.
He commended the government for the significant improvement it had made in the economy and the deepening of democracy and the rule of law and observed that the people of Ghana were very tolerant and that was why the county was succeeding in its democratic practice.
Mr Richardson noted that Ghana was blessed with a rich culture and that even though the people belonged to different ethnic groups and religions they co-existed peacefully.