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Well Project in Obokor, Central Region, Ghana
Operation Blessing International - Living Water Projects: Ghana
  • Dedication: November 21, 2009
  • Village: Obokor, Agona East District, Central Region
  • Plaque Inscription: Sponsored by small beginnings BIG RESULTS
    In Honor of Reverend Kevin Nelson and Calvary Baptist Church
  • Approximate population of the village: 800
  • Number of beneficiaries of this project: 800
  • Closest water source before this project: the existing pumb was still in use even though it was defective, and an uncovered spring was still in use
Descripton of the village & people: Somewhat far from the main road, Obokor is inhabited by peasant farmers who grow cassava, maize, and plaintains both for home use and for the market. Houses are built of mud bricks and have zinc roofs. Children must walk 3 km to the nearest school.
Bernard Bruce, chairman of the water and sanitation committee: "The steam that serves as an alternative source of water dries up after the rains come. Therefore we have to walk about 3 km to fetch water from a fish pond in the other community. Thank you very much for helping us in our time of need."
Descripton of the well dedication: The chief and some of his elders graced the occasion, together with about 40 of the villagers. They were taken through a presentation of the Gospel message and told about the coming again of Jesus to reward those who accept Him as Lord and Savior. Those who willingly took this decision to follow the Lord were prayed for, counseled with, and advised the fellowship with any Bible-believing church of their choice.
Comfort Afedzie, villager: "We always had to form long queues in order to fetch water, and this led to quarrels and sometimes fights. Thank you very much for saving us from this situation."
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This audio "Ghana" is part of the collection: Community Audio at www.archive.org/details/ThomasLadonne_Ghana_Traditional
Date: 2002-11-12; Keywords: Africa; Ghana; music; traditional
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