Monday, 18 December 2017
The Alhaji Dr Adamu Iddrisu Foundation commissions 6 boreholes in Eastern Region

The Alhaji Dr Adamu Iddrisu Foundation commissions 6 boreholes in Eastern Region

By Gloria KYEREMEH, Accra
The Alhaji Dr Adamu Iddrisu Foundation has commissioned six boreholes for some deprived communities in the Eastern Region.

The beneficiary communities include Mampong Senior High Technical School for the Deaf, Srokpo/Krinkrin community, Kwahu Tafo Senior High and Brekumanso community, which got one borehole each, as well as Kwamoso, which benefited from two boreholes.
Speaking at the commissioning, Mr Osei Asafo-Adjei, the Managing Director of the Royal Bank, speaking at the commissioning of the facilities, said the concept of supporting communities was the idea of its founder, Alhaji Adamu Iddrisu, adding that since its inception in 2014, the foundation, which is the corporate social responsibility arm of the bank, has provided water, educational materials, and cultural instruments to various communities across the 10 regions of the country.
“It is necessary to always give back to society as part of our contribution to the development of the society,” he said.
He said a percentage of the bank’s income was allocated every year to supporting its vision of providing for various communities in areas of education, health, water and sanitation, sports, and culture.
Mr Asafo-Adjei said the foundation provides 60 boreholes yearly to needy communities across the country.
In relation to the School of the Deaf, he said it came to the bank’s notice that students were in dire need of water and that they had to cross roads to fetch water for their daily usage. “Seeing the special nature of the students, we decided to provide a mechanised borehole that will deliver water into the tanks for the students.”
He commended the beneficiaries for the high participation and commitment in the activities leading to the commissioning of the facilities.
He assured the communities of the foundation's continuous support, and expressed its readiness to support further should the need arise in other areas, like education.
He cautioned the communities to make proper use of the facility, and appealed to the traditional authorities in the beneficial communities to initiate a household contribution to maintain the facilities.
Mr Alex Addo Afari, Assistant Headmaster of the School for the Deaf, who commended the foundation for the prompt response to their request, said the school has a population of 449, and students often go out to get water, making them late for school, especially during dry seasons.
He said choosing potable water as a social service to communities by the bank was meant to save lives, and prayed God to bless the bank to save more lives since water is life.
Nana Gyasihene, on behalf of the chief of Kwamoso, said the facility has come as a sign of relief to the people of the community.
He said water was important to human existence, and commended the management of the foundation and the bank for their kind gesture in supporting the community.
Nana Gyasihene expressed the hope that the community will be considered regarding their educational needs, and assured the management of the foundation of the community’s commitment to manage and maintain the facility for its proper usage.

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