In fulfilling its mandate of serving to save humanity, ‘Relief and Aid International’ a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has once again embarked on a life-changing community project to support the people of Danchira in the Ga South Municipality of Greater Accra Region.
The NGO commissioned and handed over two complete mechanised boreholes and an electrification project to the township and people of Danchira to take care of their water needs, as the residents have struggled to access potable water in the community for several years.
The only source of drinking water was a dam that is highly polluted due to animal grazing, swimming and other human activities; thereby exposing them to diseases.
On behalf of the NGO’s founder, Bertha Amanor Smith stated that the foundation was a vision of Peggy Anna Naa Ayikailey Adamafio and was birthed several years ago by her genuine love and interest in helping humanity. Being a medical practitioner herself, she did not hesitate to support the needy and less-privileged with her resources whenever she identified a need; especially back in Ghana.
The NGO was however registered officially in May 2020, at a time when the world was taken aback by the COVID-19 pandemic. Mrs. Smith added that power to run the two boreholes had been paid for by the founder upfront for a full year, and charged the leaders not to sell the water to any inhabitant.
Present at the function was the Mayor and Chief Executive of Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) Elizabeth Naa Kwatsoe Tawiah Sackey, who commended the NGO and its founder for the good work in complementing efforts of Government to promote communal development.
She mentioned that she was encouraged by the kind act of the founder, Madam Adamafio, and entreated the Danchira people to emulate her good work and not laud people if they are fortunate to be financially sound or wealthy, charging them to be good stewards of the projects donated to them.
Former Mayor of Accra, Ishmael Aryeetey, reiterated that water and sanitation are among the cardinal principles of the United Nations (UN) which every community is entitled to by right. “Everybody on earth has a right to clean and safe drinking water, and that is a responsibility of the Assembly. I urge community members to demand their rights from the assembly, especially social amenities for improved livelihoods,” he said.
Also present at the function was the representative for the chairperson, Her Lordship, Justice Jill Naa Yarley Sarkodie Mensah; and Nii Ayerkai Akrama III, the Danchira Mantse, and other high-profile dignitaries.
Madam Peggy Anna indicated that she desires to construct eight more additional boreholes in the country, making a total of ten.
Notable among other several achievements by Relief and Aid International are:
- The enrollment of three (3) students in Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST); the University of Ghana, Legon; and Cape Coast (UCC) respectively on full scholarships.
- Enrolment of six students in pharmacy school, three in medical school, and another 10 who are about to enrol in nursing school come September 2022.
- Donation of relevant educational material to the people of Kuntunse and its environs.
Community Outreaches & Health support
Donations of food items to needy families living in poverty within deprived communities and the Moslem communities during their prayer and fasting seasons in Korle Gonno and Cowlane in Accra.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, over 10,000 nose-masks and COVID-19 safety items were distributed to some Ga communities.
Adoption of six aged women under their care, with monthly stipends each month in Teshie and Nungua.
Connected an entire village community, Tupa and Obom, to the national grid and provided them with street-lights.