October 15, 2023, Accra-Ghana: Leading health and hygiene brand Dettol, under the umbrella of Reckitt, celebrated the 2023 Global Handwashing Day by commissioning a borehole in Adjen Kotoku, situated in the Ga West municipal district of the Greater Accra region.
This noble initiative aims to enhance access to clean and safe drinking water in a community primarily reliant on farming. The project which is estimated to cost over GHS 50,000 is driven by the commitment to enhance access to hygiene education, and safe drinking water for the Adjen Kotoku community.
The borehole, strategically positioned at Papaase Zongo, is poised to address the pressing water needs of over 10,000 inhabitants, who have long yearned for a reliable source of water supply.
Ali Tariq, Country Manager for Reckitt, shared his thoughts stating,
“Global Handwashing Day (GHWD) serves as a global platform dedicated to raising awareness about the critical importance of hand hygiene. It acts as a catalyst for lasting change, spanning from policy advocacy to grassroots community- driven action."
In line with the 2023 Global Handwashing Day theme ‘Clean Hands Are Within Reach,’ Dettol reaffirms its commitment to the cause of promoting hand hygiene with its antibacterial soap, and access to clean water. Through this borehole initiative, we hope to make a significant positive impact on the health of over 10,000 residents in Adjen Kotoku, underlining our mission of fostering better hygiene practices and promoting health and well-being", he added.
The Chief of Papaase, Baba Idrisu expressed profound gratitude to the Dettol team for their unwavering support in addressing the community's long- standing water challenges.
"We are immensely grateful to Dettol for their generosity in commissioning this borehole. This project will alleviate the daily struggles of our community members, reducing their reliance on the overcrowded Densu river, which dries up during the dry season and costly water purchases. Dettol's contribution has brought hope and a brighter future to Adjen Kotoku”, he said.
Dettol's investment in making water accessible and delivering essential hygiene education demonstrates its dedication to the well-being of consumers and its broader commitment to fostering better hygiene practices.
Dettol is a leading brand in health and hygiene, committed to promoting clean and healthy living through its range of products and initiatives. Dettol is manufactured by Reckitt, a global leader in health and hygiene.