An international religious organization based in Washington in the United States, Humanity First has announced that it will construct boreholes in deprive communities in the Northern Region through a project called Water for life.
The Ahmadiyya linked organizations which have been providing several humanitarian aids to people in earthquakes and disaster prone areas over the years now turns to support needy communities to improve their living conditions in a number of African countries including Mali, Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana.
Humanity Firs also provides free dental surgery, free eye medical care and neurosurgery amongst others. The Water for Life project since its inception in Ghana has installed over 300 pumps in the Upper East, Upper West and Northern Regions.
Briefing journalists about Water for Life project in Tamale, the Director of Water for Life, Shahid Malik said about 90 percent of funds raised goes into helping the needy which is their core mandate.
Shahid Malik said the US team is in the Northern Region because, at this time of the year, a lot of communities face water problems and therefore the need to carry out assessment of the project areas.
The Water for Life according to the Shahid Malik will be installing one hundred and ten pumps in the Northern Region. Out of the number, about 60 pumps will be installed in Tamale.
The team will also be replacing broken pumps in communities in Bolga in the Upper East region. He said by the grace of Allah willing, they will do all they can to help humanity in Northern Ghana.
Beneficiary communities are expected to be involved in the execution of the project. The installation, Shahid said, will be done before the end of December 20, 2013. This, Shahid Malik added, will ensure proper maintenance of the borehole facilities.
Shahid was accompanied by assistant director Faiq Malik, northern regional representative of Ahmadiyya mission, Alhaji Alhassan Nurudeen Moomen and north eastern missionary.