CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

POTABLE WATER AT LAST FOR NKAKAA

Toyota Ghana believes that water is life. Indeed water is an important life-sustaining drink for the survival of humans and every living organism as well. Access, however, to potable water in many parts of Ghana is inadequate. It is therefore an annual gesture of Toyota Ghana to support water projects in communities within which it operates.

Several such projects have been commissioned in communities in Tarkwa such as Brahabebom, Obeng Zongo, just to mention a few.

This year, the people of Nkakaa, a community in the Amenfi Central District, were the proud beneficiaries of our borehole water project. This borehole has come to solve the dire water problems in the village. Residents in the area had to walk long distances in search of clean water.

In a grand ceremony to hand over the completed water project to the community, the Chief of Nakaa, Nana Kojo Ackom, expressed his people’s gratitude to Toyota Ghana for the provision of water for the community and pointed out that this isthe first time they have had access to safe drinking water.He commended Toyota Ghana for the kind gesture and entreated Toyota Ghana to extend this gesture to the other nearby villages.Nana Ackom assured Toyota Ghana of the proper maintenance of the borehole to enable it meet its purpose to the fullest.

Mr. Tetsuya Suematsu, MD of Toyota Ghana, in his address, said Toyota Ghana readily agreed with the District Assembly’s request for the provision of potable water for the community knowing that prior to the project, people had to search tirelessly daily for clean water and carry it in heavy containers back home from far places.

He continued, “The borehole we are about to commission will, from today, become the property of the community. Its management would now be the responsibility of each and every member of this community. Let me take this opportunity to request the people of Nkakaa to maintain the borehole regularly to ensure its preservation for the next generation.”

The Ghana Education Service representative, Madam Anastasia Kuntaa, expressed her profound gratitude to Toyota Ghana. She said this will reduce the lateness attitude of school children since they will now get access to water readily. She called on other corporate organizations to emulate Toyota Ghana in supporting the district.

The ceremony was full of the excitement as the people of the Nkakaa Community celebrated the project.