Telecom giant, Zain Ghana, as part of its corporate social responsibility, has commissioned a community water project for the people of Ateibu community in the Suhum Craboa Coaltar District of the Eastern Region.
The project, which was embarked upon by Zain under its Touching Lives TV reality show, is a direct response to the clarion call by the people of the community who hitherto went through harrowing experience in the cause of getting clean and healthy source of water for their daily consumption.
The donation of the borehole by the telecoms provider brings to an end, the perennial water shortage and the attendant health issues which the people have had to cope with in the past.
Speaking at the commissioning, the Chief Executive Officer of Zain, Philip Sowah, expressed the determination of the company to raise the standard of living of the people in the host communities where Zain operates.
Sowah, who was represented by Benjamin Ato Afful, the External Affairs Executive, said “the commissioning of the water borehole project in Ateibu demonstrates Zain Ghana’s unflinching pledge to its corporate philosophy of a wonderful world, adding that the company will strive not only to provide world class telecommunication experience for its esteemed customers, but also endeavour to support the socio-economic development of communities in which it operates”.
He noted that the provision of water cannot be left in the hands of the government alone, saying that Zain Ghana will always partner government and keep seeking opportunities in providing water for underserved rural communities across the country as such gestures would go a long way to improve the health status of community people, especially mothers and children.
On his part, the Chief of Ateibu thanked Zain for the kind gesture. According to him, the people of Ateibu will forever remain grateful to the company for its extraordinary intervention, because “they saw our plight and within a twinkle of an eye, what had become a hydra-headed challenge, has now become a thing of the past”.
In his response, the District Chief Executive Officer of Suhum Kraboa Coaltar District, Hon. Samuel Fleischer-Kwabi, commended Zain for its prompt intervention and its knack for supporting the government of Ghana in raising the bar in relevant developmental projects that directly and positively affects the people.
He promised that government in return will continue to provide conducive and enabling environment for Zain to thrive.
Source: Henking Adjase-Kodjo, BusinessGhana, 18 July 2010