N/R: Nesstra Ghana Limited provides boreholes for Zang community in Yendi Municipality
Residents of Zang, a farming community in the Yendi Municipality in the Northern Region, have been provided with two mechanized boreholes. The two boreholes will provide over 90 cubic metre of clean and safe drinking water for the residents a day and also help prevent water-borne and skin diseases in the community. A has also been provided to help store over 1000 gallons of water for use when the pump is not working.
Residents of the Zang community, especially women and children, before the intervention, had to walk long distance to fetch water from a contaminated open dam. The people had to share the water from the dam with cattle and ruminants.
The water facilities were funded Nesstra Construction, an engineering and construction company. Nesstra Ghana Limited is undertaking a construction of the multipurpose youth sports center of excellence in Yend. The almost $1.8m facility will house a FIFA standard football pitch, eight lane athletics lane, ICT/Entrepreneurship, Counseling Centres, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, a modern restaurant, washrooms, maintenance unit and flood lights
Speaking to the media after touring the borehole facilities, the Project Head of NESTRA Ghana Limited Ziyad said the gesture was part of the company’s social responsibility to the community.
“We are working near the community, most of our people or labour are working there and we have good relationship with the chiefs and the people of the community of Zang and we are doing it.” Mr. Ziyad added. He expressed the hope that the water project would go a long way to help improve the health and livelihoods of the people of Zang.
“I am happy that children and women will no longer walk long distances to fetch water from the contaminated open dam for drinking,” He said.
The Chief of Zang Abdulai Yakubu, on behalf of the community, expressed gratitude to Nesstra Ghana Limited for the facilities which, he said, would go a long way to improve their health.