The Royal Bank (TRB) Foundation has inaugurated five boreholes in some communities in the North Tongu and Ketu North Districts of the Volta Region.
The communities are Bukarikope, Zorkpoe, Abortia, Afive Dome, and Kudzegbagbakope.
Mr Faustell Kwashie Asogba Cofie, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, TRB Foundation, told journalists during a tour of the facilities that the main objective of the Foundation was to give back to society.
Therefore, he said, these were the first 15 of the 60 communities across the country to benefit from the Foundation’s water project.
He said the communities were selected on the basis of a demonstrable need for potable drinking water.
He said the Bank had done their part as a form of Corporate Social Responsibility and urged the communities to ensure the proper maintenance of the boreholes.
He said the Bank would continue to support the communities, provided they maintained these facilities.
He disclosed that five communities in the Central Region would be the next to benefit from the project.
He said the Foundation also focused on health, sanitation and water, support for education and support for culture and sport.
The Foundation was tasked during its launch to construct sixty boreholes to provide potable water to needy communities, within a year.
The Chairman said the community of Bukarikope and the surrounding communities were provided with the facility because of a newspaper article written on their plight, especially the difficulty in accessing potable drinking water.
Dr Kwame Amoah Baah-Nuakoh, the Head of Strategic Planning, Research and Corporate Affairs, said the media had the opportunity to affect change in the community for national development.
He urged the media to highlight the challenges affecting communities for possible assistance from the corporate institutions, adding that, “dedicate your resources and time to discuss issues that will bring development to the citizenry.”
Mr Alidu Mamah, the Community Leader for Bukarikope, commended the management of the Bank for the facilities and thanked the journalist for highlighting their plight for this support.
He said accessing potable drinking water was one of their main challenges, aside educational infrastructure and road network.
“We walked about three miles to access potable water,” he added.
Mr Prince Aglago, the Ketu North Constituency Chairman of the National Democratic Congress, also commended the support of the Bank in solving the water challenge of the community. GNA