Here is a vision that started as a feeling of empathy and the desire to bring access to potable water to residents of Nyapienya community.
Birthed by Rev. Fr. Francis Mastan, the water supply project has been commissioned in St. Casimir Catholic church, Nyapienya a community in Asutsuare under the Catholic Archdiocese of Accra to provide potable Awater for residents.
The priest recounts that the situation he met from the infancy stage of his shepherding journey in the area was appalling and deemed it fit to help the community get access to potable water.
Although Fr. Mastan embraced the challenge and settled in, he hoped on with the assurance from God’s word that says “Fear not”.
Notwithstanding the needs he had at the time he said “I felt strongly that water was so important that he prioritized it over other needs”.
“I was sad that people were struggling to get good drinking water. With the help of many good people, we have come to the completion of the project”, he added.
To materialize the dream, Fr. Mastan sought assistance from Rev. Fr. Andrew Campbell, CBG-Accra, and other well-meaning individuals to raise an amount of GH₵46,000 for the project.
He disclosed that the contributions made by all towards achieving the worthy cause included GHC25,200 from Rev. Fr. Campbell and the Christ the King parish which was used for digging the borehole and installing the reverse osmosis.
“I had to also made to call others and CBG came through for us by donating GHC11,500. Bro Joseph Quayson 2,500.
Emmanuel Quao, a parishioner in Dansoman gave us GHC 6,000
In all, an amount of GHC 46,000 almost GHC 50,000 was spent on this water project.”
He lauded the role of the youth of Asutsuare who supported with communal labour and in other ways.
Speaking on the project, Mr. John Zigah of CBG Bank took his turn to reiterate that they were touched to contribute to the worthy cause pursued by Rev. Fr. Mastan.
To laud the efforts of benefactors, a citation of appreciation was presented to Rev. Fr. Campbell and CBG for their distinguished contributions respectively.
Rev. Fr. Campbell expressed appreciation for the kind gesture and dedicated it to the glory of God.
Members of St. Casimir Catholic Church and the community of Nyapienya were nothing short of glad to witness the commissioning of the water supply project while residents were also full of praise for Rev. Fr. Francis Mastan and all stakeholders who made the project possible while they highlighted some of the challenges they faced in their community for which they need timely stakeholder interventions.