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Rain water harvesting tanks constructed in N/R

2010-05-27 21:26:47
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The Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) an International Development Organization has constructed 110 Rain Water Harvest Tanks for nine Metropolitan Municipal and District Assemblies in the Northern Region at a total cost of GH ¢305,000.

Out of the 110 Rain Water Harvesting Tanks, 107 have been completed and are been used by a number of schools in the nine District Assemblies. Some of the Assemblies are Tamale Metropolitan, Yendi Municipal, Saboba, East Gonja, Gusheigu, Savelgu/Nanton among others.

The Country Director of CCFC Mrs. Sanatu Nantogmah announced this during the sod-cutting ceremony held at Gnani in the Yendi Municipality of Northern Region for the construction of three more Rain Water Harvesting Tanks for some Primary Schools, Junior High Schools and Early Childhood Development Centres at Zakoli, Gnani and Kpalba in the Yendi Municipality and Saboba District at a total cost of GH¢11, 370.

Mrs. Nantogmah said the three when completed will bring the total of the number of Rain Water Harvesting Tanks to 110 with each of them costing GH¢3, 370.

She said that each Tank takes 30,000 liters of rain water
She indicated that the projects are funded by CCFC with donation from Eagle Communication base in Canada in working collaboration with Tuma Kavi Development Association, a local NGO.

According to the country Director CCFC interventions are in the areas of water, sanitation and hygiene, health and nutrition, education among others.

She said when children have water in school they will not run to near by homes to search for water to drink resulting in some of them not even returning to school.

Mrs. Nantogmah pointed out that their teachers can also lead them to practically do hand washing which is very important in protecting them against contracting transmittable but preventable diseases like diarrhea, cholera among others.

The Donor Team Leader Mr. Doug Galm said Eagle Communication has been working to raise funds to assist under served communities like Ghana and other countries around the world.

Mr. Doug who is also the Director of Eagle Communication said this is his second time of coming to Ghana on a working visit.

Miss Carol Froom Vice President of Marketing and Communication of CCFC stated that she and Miss Michael also Director of Eagle Communication, a Television star who was assisted to perform the Sod-cutting of the project have been together to film children in various communities in Ghana and other African Countries to raise funds to address the needs of children in economically poor areas.

Miss Carol stated that they also take snap shots of children to raise funds from Canada for sponsorship for them.

She said the donation for provision of the Rain Water Harvesting Tanks is for the Children to have safe water to drink and have healthy lives to study.


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