Published on: 04/08/2021
On July 06, 2021, in Bronyakrom, IRC in collaboration with the Asutifi North District Assembly and partners hosted the official sod-cutting ceremony for the WASH services to hard-to-reach communities project to mark the start of the initiative in the district.
Following the initial project activities, including the selection of the hard-to-reach communities, work started and the Bronyakrom royal event was used to formally announce the initiative and showcase the construction of a new borehole facility that will provide the community with access to water services.
Bronyakrom is a farming community with an estimated population of over 150 and is located about 8km away from Kenyasi, the district capital of the Asutifi North District. The community has no access to water services. Before this project, community members had to make about 1-hour round trip including queueing to access water in the next community.
With funding from LDSC, IRC partnered with World Vision International to drill a productive well with a depth of 36 meters and a yield of 25 liters per minute. The tested water passed all the physicochemical and bacteriological parameters per WHO and Ghana Standard Authority guidelines. The borehole is fitted with a hand pump and has a well-constructed platform and a wastewater trough. The Water, Sanitation, and Management Team (WSMT) will manage the facility. Team members have also been trained in facility management, revenue generation, records keeping, sanitation, and hygiene.
The chief and people of Bronyakrom gladly greeted the visiting LDSC team, IRC senior leadership, and the safe water strategy partners with traditional welcome songs.
This video gives highlights of the Bronyakrom sod-cutting event and the impressions of the visiting team.