The Cape Coast Area of The Church of Pentecost (CoP) has constructed a new borehole facility for the people of Mmaniaye, a small farming community in the Central Region of Ghana.
The project was commissioned and handed over to the community on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, in a short ceremony at Mmaniaye.
Hitherto, the community has been without potable drinking water over years and as a result, residents relied on a nearby stream as the source of water for domestic use.
Speaking at the event, the Cape Coast Area Head and Executive Council Member of the church, Apostle Samuel Yaw Antwi, charged the people of the Mmaniaye community to ensure good maintenance of the project.
He also admonished them to seek Christ, especially in this period of the COVID-19 pandemic, for He is the living water that gives eternal life (John 4:5-15).
The Chief of the community, Nana Kwaku Adjei, was full of praise to the church for constructing the water facility for the community.
“Potable drinking water has been a burden to us in this community over the years and we have been struggling to get water for domestic use in the community. We are grateful to God and The Church of Pentecost for coming to our aid by constructing this borehole for us,” he said.
A 7-member committee, made up of 4 church members from the Mmaniaye Assembly in the Frami District of the church and 3 members from the community, has been set up to oversee the facility.
In a related development, Apostle S.Y. Antwi also cut the sod for the commencement of the Adiyah Assembly church building in the Frami District of the church. The project is being largely funded through the Community Based Church Building (CBCB) initiative of the CoP Headquarters.
Both events were attended by Cape Coast Area pastorate, Frami District Executive Committee Members as well as the traditional rulers of the Mmaniaye and Adiyah communities.
Report by Probationary Overseer Daniel Appiah