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Well Project at Okornam Cocoa Shed, Eastern Region, Ghana
Operation Blessing International - Living Water Projects: Ghana
  • Dedication: September 12, 2016
  • Village: Okornam Cocoa Shed, Suhum Municipal Assembly District, Eastern Region
  • Plaque Inscription: In Honor of Pastor Claudette A. Copeland, sponsored by
    Deacons of New Creation Christian Fellowship
    Sponsored by small beginnings BIG RESULTS
  • Approximate population of the village: 650
  • Number of beneficiaries of this project: 400
  • Closest water source before this project: The community has depended on one shallow well, streams, and harvested rain water for their use.
Description of the Project: A new well was constructed. The inside was cased with concrete and a new Nira 85 pump with a suction pipe measuring 35 ft was provided to dispense the water.

Description of the village & people:  Okornam Cocoa Shed is a farming village in the Suhum Municipal Assembly in the Eastern Region of Ghana, one of the many small settlements in the region. According to the chief, the village has existed for more than 70 years. The inhabitants are peasant farmers who grow cocoa, cassava, plantain, tomatoes, peppers, and other cash crops. A few of the people are petty traders. Most of them live in houses build with mud bricks and thatched roofs, while a few dwell in houses built with cement blocks and alloyed aluminum roofs. Amenities enjoyed by the residents include churches, schools, and electricity. There are no paved roads in the village.
Description of the well dedication:  About 60 people were at the dedication ceremony, which began with a presentation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ aimed at encouraging the people to receive as their Lord and personal Savior. Some gave their lives to the Lord after the presentaton and were encouraged to join partner-churches in their locality.


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: 18
 
 
 
Expressions of appreciation by the villagers:

Baafoh Kwabena Teinor, Chief of the Village : "Our sincere thanks first go to God. Also, on behalf of the community, I wish to thank you for this provision of clean drinking water. We have suffered from the lack of hygienic water for so long, and we are really grateful to you for coming to our aid. This will go a long way to improving our health and general living standard. We appreciate it and ask for God's blessing upon the donors."

James Doe Kwesi Nugloze, Sergeant, Ghana Armed Forces (Ret.) : "God bless you for coming to help the community with the provision of potable water. I really appreciate it and feel personally blessed to be part of this celebration. We are truly indebted to CBN and its partners."

Mrs. Esther Narki Tetteh : "Thank you for coming to the aid of the community with good drinking water. We are very happy that what I consider as our most critical need has been met today. We say thank you for this wonderful gesture. God bless you!"
 
 
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