A total of 16,000 people in the Abakrampa and Asuansi communities in the Central Region of Ghana, including two schools, have access to safe potable water thanks to boreholes installed by Voltic (GH) Ltd.
The two communities have been struggling to secure an adequate water supply as existing boreholes were not sustainable, but now have an additional daily capacity of 20,000 litres each, contributing to improved water security.
The handover ceremony was attended by Nana Kobina Anobi X, Chief of the Asuansi community, Emintsinminim Otu XI, Paramount Chief of Abora State, Ishmael Arthur, Principal of Asuansi School, Esi Sekyeraa Obeng, Headmistress of Abakrampa School, Willeyeven Obiri Awuah, DCE Abora Asebu Kwamankasi District and Reverend John Ntim Fordjour, Deputy Minister of Education.
Flora Jika, MD of Voltic, which is a subsidiary of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, said the company was a leader in using water responsibly in its operations and giving it back.
“We continue to manage water resources through projects that reduce water use in our operations, protect local water resources and provide safe, clean drinking water to communities in need,” Jika said.
“We focus our attention and resources on enhancing water management that helps our business, supply chain and local communities build resilience to a changing climate.
“Across all our facilities, we conduct thorough assessments of local water resources and put water protection plans in place so our presence doesn’t harm communities’ vital water resources.
“Because people need water to thrive, we support local water access projects that help bring safe, clean drinking water to communities in need,” Jika added.