Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has presented a mechanised borehole with overhead water tank for the people of Agortime Kpetoe Township in the Agortime-Ziope District in the Volta Region to ease difficulties they have with getting access to potable water. Over 1,500 residents of Agortime Kpetoe are expected to benefit from the water project. The project was constructed in conformity with the Corporate Social Responsibility programme of GRA which is targeted at helping deprived communities.
In an interview, the Assistant Commissioner in charge of Communication and Public Affairs of GRA, Mr. Robert Nana Mensah said it became necessary to embark on the project after a distress plea from the opinion leaders of the community and assessment of the needs of the community where GRA’s training school (Academy) is located.
He said that GRA was committed to complementing government’s efforts to improve the living conditions of the people in the country, especially in the areas of culture, education, health and sanitation. The Commandant of the GRA Academy, Mr. Appiah Warden Jnr. charged the beneficiaries of the project to maintain the facility to last longer. Nene Akoto-Sai VII (the War Lord of Agortime Kpetoe), on behalf of the people of Agortime Kpetoe, expressed his gratitude to GRA for the gesture.
The Acting Commissioner-Customs Division, Mr. Isaac Crenstil urged the people to form a Water Committee to ensure that the borehole was maintained properly to prevent it from deteriorating prematurely.
A similar project was also commissioned at the GRA Academy Girls’ Hostel by the Commissioner, Support Services Division, Mr. Fred Charles Anson. He noted that the facilities would help solve the water problems the students and residents faced.
Also present were some Deputy and Assistant Commissioners of GRA, Rev. Father Amevenku Moses, St. Stephens Catholic Church- Agortime Kpetoe, Hon. David Dickson Dzokpe - the District Chief Executive Nominee for Adaklu - Ziope District, the traditional rulers and opinion leaders of the community.