The Cape Coast Area of The Church of Pentecost has constructed a borehole facility to provide potable water for the Epowano community, a farming and fishing community in the Western Region of Ghana.
This is the second borehole facility constructed by the Area within a month after constructing one for the Mmainiaye community in the Frami District. The commissioning and handing-over service for the project took place on Sunday, April 19, 2020, at Epowano.
Speaking at the event, the Cape Coast Area Head, Apostle S.Y. Antwi appealed to the chief and the community folks to ensure good and proper maintenance of the project. He also urged the people present to seek for Christ, for He is the living water that gives eternal life (John 4:5-15, 7:38). “When we believe in Jesus, streams of living water will flow through us and anyone who accepts Him will never thirst again,” he said.
Epowano, an Islamic-dominated community, has not had access to potable drinking water for as long as it has existed and always resorted to a nearby dugout reservoir for domestic use. They shared this water source with goats and sheep and other animals in the community.
Also, during the dry season, when the water dried up, residents walked for 3 hours to and from the nearest community, Kafodzidizi, to fetch water.
Speaking on behalf of the community, Kofie Ibrahim, the representative of the Chief of Epowano, was full of praise to the church for the benevolent gesture. “We are grateful to God and The Church of Pentecost for coming to our aid by constructing this borehole for us,” he said.
Mr Kofie Ibrahim reiterated the Area Head’s call by encouraging members of the community to take proper care of the facility and ensure that it is well maintained in order to serve the community for a long time.
As part of the commissioning service, a 5-member committee, made up of 3 members of The Church of Pentecost from the Epowano Assembly and 2 members of the community, was set up to oversee the water facility.
The ceremony was attended by some ministers from the Cape Coast Area, District Executive Members of Dominase District and some representatives of the traditional chief of the Epowano community.