Well Project in Akinasa, Central Region, Ghana
Operation Blessing International - Living Water Projects: Ghana
  • Dedication: March 4, 2016
  • Village: Akinasa, Twifo/Atti-Morkwa District, Central Region
  • Plaque Inscription: In Honor of Harriet G. Arthur
    In Memory of Eric H. Aaron
    Sponsored by small beginnings BIG RESULTS
  • Approximate population of the village: 250
  • Number of beneficiaries of this project: 250
  • Closest water source before this project: The inhabitants have depended on shallow wells, streams, and rainwater for their use.
Description of the Project: A new well was constructed in the village. The inside of the well was cemented with concrete and a 38-foot pipe with a new Nira pump was provided to dispense the water.

Description of the village & people:  Akinasa is a village in the Twifo/Atti-Morkwa District in the Central Region of Ghana. The inhabitants of this community are peasant farmers. They grow cocoa, cassava, plantains, palm nuts, peppers, and other crops. Some of villagers trade their farm products among themselves. they live in houses which are well-built with clay and roofed with leaves or zinc. The children walk approximately two miles to get to school. The community does not have churches, schools, health clinics, or electricity.
Description of the well dedication:  More than 40 people attended the well dedication ceremony where the Gospel of Jesus Christ was presented to the people. They were told to have faith and believe in the Lord Jesus so that they shall not be confounded (1Peter 2:6). They were also encouraged to live in peace with one another. At the end of the presentation, some saw the need to have Jesus as their Lord and personal Savior. They were prayed for and asked to join a nearby Bible-believing church.

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: 6
Expressions of appreciation by the villagers:

Steven Asase, Village Chief : "On behalf of my people, I wish to express my profound gratitude and appreciation to CBN Ghana for this wonderful support. This support has come at a time when the community is in a serious water crisis due to the dry season. The streams have dried and we now go to another village to fetch water. We are very grateful to you for coming to our aid. We have longed for good drinking water, and today you have blessed the community with it. God bless you!"

Simon Asase, Opinion Leader : "God bless you for helping this community with potable water. We appreciate the gesture very much and we promise to take good care of the well."

Akosua Apeney, resident : "I wish to thank you so very much for this wonderful help to the community. Water has been a great need for us. Women are the most affected because they have to travel far distances to fetch the water. We are very grateful to God for bringing CBN to this village and giving us this new well."
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