Residents of Assin-Tsehentse, a farming community in the Assin South District of the Central Region, have heaved a big sign of relief following the provision of a merchandise borehole.

The water system will serve the nearly 3,000 residents of the area with accessible potable drinking water.

The intervention followed a publication by about the unhealthy nature of the sources of water in the community

For many, the issue of rural dwellers in Ghana drinking water from unhygienic sources is not new.

However, as old as such stories may appear sensational, the contaminated nature of the main source of water at Assin-Tsehentse is deeply shocking.

The polluted river (Afia Kwakyewah) village is the only source of water for drinking, and other chores resulting in serious health implications.

The situation has persisted for years, leaving the residents with limited options, the people of the community have been compelled to use this contaminated water for their daily activities.

The saddening spectacle attracted the attention of the Independent Parliamentary Candidate of Assin South, Hon. Joseph Kofi Damtse.

Hon Damte facilitated the construction of a merchandized borehole for the community through an Islamic Society and repaired the old borehole

Upon completion, Hon. Kofi Damtse expressed joy at being able to bring smiles to people’s faces.

The residents, most of who are seeing clean water for the first time were thankful to Hon. Kofi Damtse and promised to keep the facility in good shape.