Eastern Region Benefits From Alhaji Dr Adamu Iddrisu Foundation

02 December 2017
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Eastern Region Benefits From Alhaji Dr Adamu Iddrisu Foundation

The Alhaji Dr Adamu Iddrisu Foundation has commissioned five boreholes in some communities in the Eastern Region.

The communities include Mampong Senior High Technical School for the Death- Kwamoso, which benefited two boreholes and one each in Srokpo/Krinkrine and Brekumanso in Akwapim North and West Akim Districts.

Mr Osei Asafo-Adjei, the Managing Director (MD) of the Royal Bank, speaking at the commissioning of the facilities, said the main objective of the Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of the Bank was to give back to society.

He commended the beneficiaries for the high participation and commitment in the activities leading to the commissioning of the facilities.

Mr Asafo-Adjei said supporting communities and schools with potable drinking water was the idea of the founder of the Bank, the late Alhaji Dr Adamu Iddrisu to help communities in need.

'It is necessary to always give back to society as part of our contribution to the development of the society, 'he said.

Mr Asafo-Adjei said every year a percentage of the Bank's income was allocated to support various communities in areas of education, health, water and sanitation, sports and culture.

He said 'the vision of the foundation is to enhance the lives of the people living in rural communities through the provision of potable water, improved sanitation, education, culture and sports.

Mr Asafo-Adjei said the foundation was directed the Founder to provides 60 boreholes yearly to needy communities across the country.

He assured the communities of the Foundation's continuous support and expressed its readiness to support further should the need arise in other areas like education.

He also cautioned them to make proper use of the facility and appealed to the traditional authorities in the beneficial communities to initiate a household contribution to maintain the facilities.

Mr Alex Addo Afari, Assistant Headmaster of the School for the Death, commended the Foundation for the prompt response to their request.

He said the school has a population of 449 and students often go out to cart water making them late for school especially during dry seasons.

He said choosing potable water as a social service to communities by the Bank is meant to save lives and prayed God to bless the bank to save more lives as water is life.

Nana Gyasihene, on behalf of the Chief of Kwamoso, said the facility has come as a sign of relief to the people of the community.

He said water is important to human existence and commended the management of the Foundation and the Bank for their kind gesture in supporting the community.

Nana Gyasihene expressed the hope that the community will be considered with their educational needs and assured the management of the Foundation of the community's commitment to manage and maintain the facility for its proper usage.

GNA
By Amadu Kamil Sanah, GNA

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