Banda District Water Project

Project background

The Banda District is located in the Bono Region of Ghana. There is no sufficient access to clean drinking water. Some communities have a well, but it is not sufficient, due to the large population.

Long queues are the result, conflicts and even fisticuffs. Students come to school late or not at all. Many inhabitants have to draw their water from polluted streams or rivers, or even stagnant water, which can lead to serious water-related diseases.

Project description

Construction of 5 boreholes with hand pumps for the villages:

  • Sabiye (6,000 inhabitants)
  • Bofie (3,000 inhabitants)
  • Wewa (4,000 inhabitants)

These communities have wells with hand pumps, but they are not sufficient for the large population. Due to the fact that there is no electricity supply in the villages, mechanisation of the existing boreholes (with storage tanks and standpipes) is not possible.

  • Nyiekore (320 inhabitants)

This village does not have a well yet. The inhabitants fetch their water from a stream, which, however, dries up in the dry season.

Project goals

  •  Access to clean drinking water for the above-mentioned communities
  • Improvement of the health status of the population through better hygiene and prevention of water-borne diseases.
  • Improvement of the educational standard. Pupils no longer have to search for water in the morning and can come to class on time. In addition, absenteeism due to water-related diseases is reduced.

Status: in planning
Costs: approx. € 22,500.00

Location of the project