The Akwantufo Welfare Club, a benevolent organization within the Effutu Municipality, has presented a 2,500-litre poly-tank to H and E Educational Center in Winneba.
Doctor Mando Botchwey, medical practitioner and patron of the club, made the presentation at a ceremony at the forecourt of the centre, and said the donation formed part of the club’s social and humanitarian responsibilities in a way to support the school to store portable water for use.
He said, since water is life, there is the need therefore for human beings to always drink from hygienic tanks, and other clean and treated tins to protect them from contracting communicable diseases, such as malaria, typhoid-fever and cholera.
According to him, about 80 percent of Ghanaians have the perception that, they have to wash their hands only after eating, but said it should go beyond that, since the hands does so many things which is normally contaminated.
He therefore stressed the need to wash our hands with soap before and after eating, to avoid being infected with diseases.
Dr. Botchwey who is also the Medical Officer in charge of Kilimovic Memorial Hospital in Winneba, used the occasion to advise residents in the Municipality to desist from endangering the environment, especially the dumping of refuse into gutters, as well as pollution, which in future, can lead to the outbreakl of disasters.
Mrs. Hannah Mills Roberson, Chief Executive of the School, who received the donation, thanked the group for coming to their aid, and promised that they will use it the intended purpose.
Ms. Alberta E. Arthur, Effutu Municipality School Health Education Programme (SHEP) Co-coordinator who deputized for the Municipal Director of Education, thanked the club for the kind gesture.
She said water is one of the most important commodities human beings need in order to live longer, adding that, there is the need for people to drink potable water.
Mrs. Arthur urged Management and teachers of the school to ensure that the school children cultivate the habit of drinking potable water, and wash their hands with water and soap before and after eating.
Earlier the President of the Club, Elder Moses A. Morgue, disclosed that since the formation of the club over the past thirty years they have been donating items, includng school uniforms, desks, tables and chairs, to both public and private Institutions, as well as food items to the inmates of the Gomoa Fetteh and Awutu Bawjiase Orphanages.
The school children staged a sketch to the enjoyment of the gathering on the important of potable water. GNA