Royal Bank Foundation Supports 5 Communities With Boreholes

• Alhaji Adamu Iddrisu (middle) being assisted by Mr Samuel Attuquaye Quaye (left) and Dr Kofi Kodua Sarpong, Chairman of the Royal Bank Board of Directors to cut the tape to inaugurate the new borehole

The Royal Bank (TRB) Foundation has inaugurated five boreholes at Oduntia, Akramaman, Obeyeyie, Trekukope and Horkupe in the Ga South and West Municipal municipalities in the Greater Accra Region.
The Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the foundation, Mr Faustell Kwashie Asogba Cofie, indicated that the communities were selected on the basis of a demonstrable need for potable drinking water.
“These are the first five of 60 communities around the country which will benefit from the foundation’s water project,” he said.
According to him, five communities in the Ayensuano District in the Eastern Region will be the next to benefit from the borehole project.
“We will then move to the Central, Volta and Western regions in that order,” he added.
He noted that during the launch of the foundation, it was tasked to construct 50 boreholes to provide potable water for the needy communities within a year.
“But the founder of Royal Bank, Alhaji Adamu Iddrisu, has further instructed the foundation to construct 60 boreholes annually for needy communities across the country,” he stated.
He indicated that the bank would soon establish a new branch within the Amasaman area.
The Municipal Chief Executive of the Ga-West Municipal Assembly, Mr Samuel Attuquaye Quaye, commended the management of the bank for helping the communities.
He said the greatest challenge in the municipality was access to potable water, so the provision of the boreholes was a big relief.
According to him, the assembly would like to partner the bank to enhance the development of education.
He pointed out that schools in the area were still using blackboards instead of whiteboards.
The Chief of Oduntia, Nii Ayitey Oduntia, told the Daily Graphic that the water the community previously used (before the construction of the borehole) was “bad.”

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