Afriwave Telecom revamps abandoned water facility for Ekye-Amanfrom


Afriwave Telecom Ghana Limited, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, has rehabilitated an abandoned water facility to provide potable water to the people of Ekye-Amanfrom in Kwahu Afram Plains South District.

The renewed facility is expected to provide safe drinking water to over 7000 residents who were previously relying on raw water from the Afram River for their water supply needs.

The facility was constructed by the Millennium International Development Authority (MiDA), but abandoned by the community for a decade because of the salty taste of the water, which was sourced from a borehole.

After the rehabilitation works for the free flow of safe water, the chiefs and people of Ekye Amanfrom were highly elated and thankful to the telecom company because, hitherto the community depended on untreated water.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Afriwave Telecom, Francis Poku, said access to safe drinking water was a fundamental right of every citizen.

He said the revamped water facility means the community will have access to clean drinking water, which will impact their health.

Francis Poku further stated that Afriwave was also supporting education and youth in Information and Communication Technology as part of it CSR initiatives, through internship opportunities and the national service scheme.

He gave the assurance that Afriwave Telecom would continue to invest in communities in which it operates.

Commercial Director of Afriwave Telecom, Henry Searyoh, stated that Afriwave Telecom was a locally owned organization that has people at heart and therefore considered it fit to step up to the plate and provide potable water to the people of Ekye Amanfrom.

He said the company’s gesture followed a request published on Ghanaweb and Ghanaian Times of Tuesday, January 28, 2020, with the heading: “Kwahu Afram Plains residents cry for potable water.”

Henry Searyoh said providing water to the people of Ekye Amanfrom was a key ingredient to the fight against COVID-19.  

Afriwave Telecom is a Ghanaian company established to provide telecommunications solutions in Ghana and beyond.

It is the first and currently only licensed Interconnect Clearinghouse (ICH) service provider in Ghana’s telecom industry. It currently provides national interconnect clearinghouse services to licensed Mobile Network Operators (MTN, Vodafone, AirtelTigo and Glo Mobile).

It also provides interconnect clearinghouse services to locally licensed International Wholesale Carriers.

The operations of the ICH have brought several benefits to the Ghana telecom sector and Afriwave telecom has plans of extending its services to other parts of Africa, according to Mr Searyoh.

The chiefs and assembly members of Ekye Amanfrom expressed their appreciation to Afriwave Telecom for supporting the community.

The community leaders promised to properly maintain the water system provided for them.


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