Afriwave Telecom Ghana Limited, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, has rehabilitated an abandoned water facility to provide potable water to the people of Ekye-Amanfrom in Kwahu Afram Plains South District.
The renewed facility is expected to provide safe drinking water to over 7000 residents who were previously relying on raw water from the Afram River for their water supply needs.
The facility was constructed by the Millennium International Development Authority (MiDA), but abandoned by the community for a decade because of the salty taste of the water, which was sourced from a borehole.
After the rehabilitation works for the free flow of safe water, the chiefs and people of Ekye Amanfrom were highly elated and thankful to the telecom company because, hitherto the community depended on untreated water.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Afriwave Telecom, Francis Poku, said access to safe drinking water was a fundamental right of every citizen.
He said the revamped water facility means the community will have access to clean drinking water, which will impact their health.
Commercial Director of Afriwave Telecom, Henry Searyoh, stated that Afriwave Telecom was a locally owned organization that has people at heart and therefore considered it fit to step up to the plate and provide potable water to the people of Ekye Amanfrom.
It is the first and currently only licensed Interconnect Clearinghouse (ICH) service provider in Ghana’s telecom industry. It currently provides national interconnect clearinghouse services to licensed Mobile Network Operators (MTN, Vodafone, AirtelTigo and Glo Mobile).