Well Project in Aboabo, Central Region, Ghana
Operation Blessing International - Living Water Projects: Ghana
  • Dedication: May 15, 2015
  • Village: Aboabo, Twifo Attimokwa District Assembly, Central Region
  • Plaque Inscription: Sponsored by Rick and Betty Williamson,
    Sponsored by small beginnings BIG RESULTS
  • Approximate population of the village: 1,600
  • Number of beneficiaries of this project: 1,000
  • Closest water source before this project: The village has depended on shallow wells and streams for their water needs. Some of the inhabitants also collect rain water for their use.
Descripton of the Project: A new well was constructed in the village. The inside of the well was cemented with concrete and a 36-foot pipe with a new Nira pump was provided to dispense the water.

Descripton of the village & people:  Aboabo is a village in the Twifo Attimokwa District of the Central Region of Ghana. The inhabitants of teh community are peasant farmers. They grow cocoa, cassava, plantain, plam nut, pepper and other crops. Most of the women in the village trade their farm produce among themselves. They live in houses which are well built with clay bricks and concrete blocks, and their roofs are made of zinc or leaves. The road are mostly tarred. They have a few churches in the village and there is a local school in the village. There is also electricity, but no clinic in the community.
Description of the well dedication:  There were about 50 people in attendance at the well dedication ceremony. The Gospel presentation was shared to encourage the people to have Jesus in their lives and for Him to be the Lord of their lives. God's love is great and God does not want anyone to perish or go to hell. The people were told about the words of Jesus: "Anyone who believes in Me shall not perish but have everlasting life." After the presentation, some saw the need to have Jesus as their Lord and personal Savior. They were prayed for and asked to join any Bible believing Church in the community.

Hygiene Lecture: After the dedication, Pastor Nadabo gave a hygiene lecture for those present at the well site. He talked to them about the need to take good care of the well and its environment. They were also encouraged to store their drinking water in a clean container at home after fetching from the bore well. They were all happy and excited about the information.

Outreach and number of salvations: 17
Expressions of appreciation by the villagers:

Frank Adams, Community Elder, Wasan Committee Chairman, Beneficiary : "On behalf of the Aboabo community, I wish to thank you for this aid of potable water. This well project will surely bring a change in the lives of the people. Water is a major need for us in Aboabo community, especially in the dry season. We therefore thank you so very much for this gift from God. I thank you and may God bless you!"

Aba Obeng, Wasan Committee Member, Beneficiary : "God bless you for this wonderful gesture. It is our prayer that God should increase you in all your endeavors. Thank you!"

Kwabena Amankwah, Chief Linguist, Beneficiary:  "First, I wish to thank God for this wonderful project and also to thank CBN for coming to the aid of the community. You have brought restoration to the Aboabo village with this potable water. The only well we have in the community is for a private person and he sells it to the townspeople. Our main source of water is a stream far from the village. We are thankful to you for coming to our aid, and greatly appreciate it. This will surely enhance our lives and we ask God to bless the donors and CBN for this blessing to the community!"
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