SKA Foundation commissions water project at Ogonaso

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With the commissioning of a modern water project in the deprived community, the SKA Foundation has saved the lives of people of Ogonaso in the Asikuma/Odoben/Brakwa District of the Central Region of Ghana, from Bilharzia and other waterborne diseases.
The Foundation commissioned a mechanized borehole with a storage facility for the Ogonaso community on Friday, 5th April, 2024.
The Samuel Kofi Acheampong (SKA) Foundation is non-profit organization owned and managed by multiple award-winning business mogul, Mr. Samuel Kofi Acheampong (Teflon Don Bronzy), undertook the initiative after Angel FM in Kumasi reported in the news that for several years, the community had been sharing a stream of water with livestock, posing health risk to pupils at the Oganoso D/A Basic School and the entire residents of the community.
Expressing excitement over what was described as an ‘extraordinary’ in the community, Hon. Joseph Sam, Assembly Member for the Ogonaso area thanked Mr. Kofi Acheampong, popularly called Teflon Don Bronzy for attending positively to the plight of the people.
“This is an ancient town playing vital role in our collective history as a people but we have been the most deprived in terms of infrastructure.
“Successive governments have neglected us. We try on our own to find our footing but as you came to see, we’ve been drinking from the dirty stream. During dry seasons, we thirst. That is how sad our situation is; so, for you to come all the way from Kumasi to help in this way, we can only ask for God’s blessings for you. It is a good day for our community”, the Assembly Member stated.
The Ogonaso Odikro, Nana Kwame Etuarfo, on his part appealed further for completion of the Ogonaso D/A Basic School block, which he says, has been abandoned for four years. He, again, appealed to Bronzy and his SKA Foundation to further support their school with a teachers’ bungalow to incentivize teachers posted to the community, since they commute from other communities to teach at Ogonaso.
Speaking at the short commissioning ceremony, Founder of SKA Foundation, Mr. Samuel Kofi Acheampong explained that he was completely touched by the story aired by Angel FM in which videos of school children drinking dirty water in bottles were shown.
In the said story, school children were seen in videos and photos, fetching and drinking dirty water from a stream. From interviews played on the Angel FM News, some male inhabitants of Ogonaso said most of the men in the community had been diagnosed of having Schistosomiasis/Bilharzia caused by the infected water they drink from the dirty stream.
Women complained that even to get some of the dirty stream water to their homes, they had to wake up at midnight to queue up near the streams in order not to fetch mad to their homes at dawn or in the morning.
Telling the gathering about the foundation, Bronzy noted that the SKA Foundation places premium on impacting lives of deprived individuals and communities. He was hopeful that the water project would bring a big relief and good health to the people of Ogonaso.
He promised to work around the clock to find solutions to other challenges enumerated by the Chief of the community.
He expressed gratitude to the One Time Water Works Company, the drilling company that worked on the project, for expeditiously completing the work before the scheduled time.
Mr. Samuel Kofi Acheampong, in commissioning the borehole facility, was accompanied by friends and members of the SKA foundation, including media personality, Kwame Tanko (KT) of Kumasi-based Angel FM.
Mr. S.K Acheampong, Teflon Don Bronzy, is the owner of Teflon Suites, a luxury hotel facility, in Kumasi; Bronzy Logistics and a host of other businesses.

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