News Release

Large Project Completed in Four Communities in Ghana

The humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints completed a very large project that spanned four different communities in the Northern Region of Ghana.  This was one of the largest projects done in the West Africa Area.

When the handover occured the Assemblyman for Bincheratanga, Hon. Nelson Jato, gave remarks on behalf of the Chief, Mba Naa Azuma Andani.

Today is a great day for Bincheratanga, Buariyili, Makayili and Nakpa communities. We give God almighty thanks and glory for this day, and give a very big thanks to Latter- Day Saints Charities. Their generosity has given us joy that cannot be over emphasized. We can now boast of public toilets and mechanized bore holes in Bincheratanga, Buariyili, Makayili and Nakpa communities. Mr. Chairman, let us note that proper mental sanitation begins from proper environmental sanitation. Hence it takes only a sound environment to live a sound minded person. I say thank you!! ‘Nie Tuma’ and ‘Nini- Lituni’”.

In the remarks by the Municipal Chief Executive for Nanumba North, Hon. Abdulai Yaquob, said,

This important occasion is another opportunity for us to show case and celebrate the successful execution of critical projects that bring about true transformation in the lives of our people. The Latter- Day Saints Charities and the entire community of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints have brought significant improvements in the lives of our people, especially in the areas of water and sanitation, education and health care delivery. This time around the Latter- Day Saints Charities have constructed six, Eight-Unit Micro- Flush Toilets and Five Mechanized Bore holes for Bincheratanga, Buariyili, Makayili and Nakpa. The Latter-Day Saints Charities is certainly one of our key partners of development. The use and importance of water is felt most when our taps cease to flow or the wells, streams, dugouts and other water sources dry up. People sometimes struggle to their last breath to collect even unsafe water from dugouts and dams. Access to improved water sources remain a challenge in our communities with widespread disparities. By and large those without access to portable water facilities are the poor, and mainly reside in our rural areas. Our women and school children must spend precious and productive hours to travel long distances just to fetch unsafe water with its attendant problems."

"Therefore, I deem it a great privilege and honor to join all gathered here today for this joint handing-over ceremony of the completed water and toilet facilities for our four communities in the Nanumba North Municipality, namely, Bincheratanga, Buariyili, Makayili and Nakpa”.

Following his remarks, there was a brief colorful display by the group Likpakpa cultural troop to mark the occasion.

Among the dignitaries present, were Hon. Alhasan Sulemana, (Chairman of the function); Hon. Abdulai Yaquob (Municipal Chief Executive for the Nanumba North); Mba Kakuhina Naa Azuma Andani (Chief of Bincheratanga); Abdul Razak Yakah (Municipal Coordinating Director), Hon. David Yajado Biwati; Hon. Nelson Jato (Assemblyman of Bincheratanga); Water and sanitation management teams of beneficiary communities; Pentecostal Presiding Pastor of Bincheratanga and then the Police Superintendent of Bincheratanga.

A closing prayer was said by the Chief Imam of Bincheratanga.

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