Actress Yvonne Okoro has commissioned a borehole to provide water for the people of Wungu, a community in Walewale, Northern Region.
The people of Wungu were faced with an age-old battle with water scarcity. Locals, particularly women and school children have had to walk for several kilometres in search of water every day.
When Yvonne Okoro got wind of the challenges facing the community, she decided to fund the drilling of a borehole to bring some relief to the people of Wungu.
‘I hope this project will go a long way to impact positively on the lives of the people of Wungu especially the children and women,” said the actress.
Yvonne Okoro paid a courtesy call on Dr Sagre Bambangi MP for Walewale and David Wuni, the District Chief Executive (DCE) of the West Mamprusi District, who assured the actress, the community will take a good care of the borehole.
DCE David Wuni who joined Ms Okoro in commissioning the borehole added, “I extend my sincere gratitude to you for deciding to come here. It is my responsibility as the DCE of the West Mamprusi District to provide water for the people and if you have come to provide water for the people, we are grateful”.
During her visit, the actress who was joined by her friend and TV personality Sandra Ankobiah also paid a courtesy call to the chief of Tamale, Naa Dakpena Alhassan as well as the chief of Wungu. She also visited some schools in the community to advise and encourage the school children.