The people of Abenabo in the Suhum Municipal Assembly could not hide their joy when a non-governmental organization called the Voice of the Nation provided borehole water to them upon request by the community when the organization visited the community.
Apart from the portable water given to the community, the organization also presented educational materials to promote quality education in the area.
During the commissioning of the project to the community, the president of the Voice of the Nation, Hajia Mariam Ibrahim said, water is life and it was very sad as a community whose population is uncountable to lack quality accessible water to drink and use it for other things.
According to her, they visited the community some time ago during their daily activities as a benevolent organization and upon an appeal by the community folks; they requested quality water accessibility which according to them was a challenge to the community.
She said, though it is the responsibility of the government to ensure it’s people have access to clean water and other social amenities but since the government can’t foster it alone, it has become the responsibility of other civil societies and benevolent organizations to come into the aid of communities like Abenabo and other needy places.
We will continue to support communities with little means to accelerate the growth of the government since government is a shared responsibility’’, Hajia Mariam Ibrahim.
She also added that the organization though lacks funds but since it is their core vision to promote quality education among other things, they will gradually ensure that the basic things that will promote particular places will be provide.
Hajia Mariam cautioned the beneficiaries to exhibit a culture of maintenance to give room to the future and the unborn generation to also benefits from the kind gesture provided to them.
She took the opportunity to advise parents to focus on encouraging their wards to go to school since education is a key that opens many opportunities in life.
On their part, the leader of the community expressed their heartfelt gratitude to the Voice of the Nation (VON) for having the nation at heart and helping communities to grow apart from government interventions.
They sought prayers for the organization and urged all benevolent organizations to emulate the move by the Voice of the Nation.