Volta River Authority has constructed a Ghc60,000 Solar powered mechanized borehole for the people of Battorkope in the upper Manya district to ease access to potable water
The Solar powered mechanized borehole contains 9 taps which are powered by a solar plant
These form part of VRA’s commitment to supporting affected communities as a result of their operations.
VRA had over the years been partnering with communities in their operational areas to be able to make life better for them, hence the facility was one of VRA’s support to the people of Battorkope
The communities that have benefited from this year VRA’s commitment in supplying them with portable water includes Dansokrom in Asikuma Asuogyaman district, Akplorti in South Tongu District and Battorkope in upper manya district
Corporate Social Responsibility manager, VRA, Samual Fletcher said they are pious in supporting deprived communities based on their needs, therefore, according to the interaction with local folks, they found out that those benefited communities needed access to portable water and that what they’ve provided. and they’re keen in doing more as part of their corporate social responsibility to elevate deprived communities within its riparian.
He went on to say that, there is a need for healthy living and one way for the people not to fall sick is to get access to good drinking and a healthy community is a productive community.
DCE for upper Manya Krobo, Hon. Joe Sam said he is excited that VRA has provided the community with portable water since that has been the concern of the people.