The National President of National Service Personnel Association (NASPA) Mr Allen Obeng Asare has said the National Executive committee of NASPA 2018 batch has approved of the drilling of ten boreholes across the ten regions of Ghana.
Mr Allen Obeng said NASPA is responsible for the welfare of services personnel so many at times they seek to do projects that will benefit the society as NASPA is part of the Society and faces same challenges. He added that, during the BECE NASPA gave out mathematical sets and other educational materials under the handouts project but this borehole project seek to cover the whole country and not some particular group of people.
He was addressing the Madia at the NASPA annual week celebration launch at the Wa Regional Library in the Upper West Regional, under the theme “Developing the possibilities”.
The National President further indicated that, the boreholes will be sited in deprived areas where access to portable water is a challenge. “Water is an essential social amenity which is ready available in some parts of the world but in our part of the world portable water is not easily accessible” he said.
According to Allen, NASPA convened a congress where they agreed on a special levy to be deducted from their June allowance for the funding of these boreholes. He said each borehole is estimated to cost fifteen thousand Ghana cedis( ghc15,000)
On his part, Abinye Abdul Aziz the general Secretary of NASPA said a total of fifteen Ghana cedis were deducted. Five Ghana cedis went to the District executives,ghc5 to Regional and ghc2 to the National executives for their National service week celebrations. One Ghana cedis of the contributions goes to support the less endowed regions (Western and Upper East Region) whiles ghc2 NASPA national projects. The ten boreholes are to be sinked from the national projects allocated fund.