(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The Peninsula
Doha: Qatar Charity (QC) has completed the drilling of more than 50 wells in a number of rural communities and remote areas of the Republic of Ghana as part of the implementation of the plan initiated by QC's office in the capital Accra.
The plan includes the drilling of more than 200 surface and artesian wells, with the aim of providing safe drinking water to the people of the targeted places. Some 25 wells have been drilled and inaugurated recently in Agona.
The wells were inaugurated in a ceremony attended by Mohammed Ahmed Al-Humaid, Ambassador of Qatar to Ghana, a number of local officials and a large number of local residents.
The Ambassador said that the drilling of wells is one of the projects that Qatar Charity implements in the country to contribute to addressing the challenges faced by many local communities.
He pointed out that the drilling of water wells for remote communities will greatly benefit their people and save their time and effort, as they were going through many sufferings to get water, noting that all those hardships now became a thing of the past.
The Ambassador expressed his optimism that the groundwater wells would be a good source of drinking water for the local population, as well as would help prevent the spread of water-related diseases among the people.
He added that there are many common interests between Qatar and Ghana, which both countries are keen to strengthen and take to the next level.
For her part, Jostina Marigold Asan, MCE of Agona West Municipality, thanked the donors of Qatar for their support, which has contributed to the provision of safe water to the communities in dire need.
She added that since water is essential for life, drilling wells is an important step that will positively impact the lives of more than 30,000 people benefiting from these projects.
She hoped that Qatar Charity would consider building and developing Abu Bakr Al Siddiq High School in the Municipality to provide quality education to students in accordance with the highest modern standards.
Qatar Charity has opened its regional office in Ghana in 2107 to intensify its efforts in the implementation of humanitarian and development programs and projects in order to benefit the peoples of the West African countries.