Voltic Ghana Limited has organised a programme on water sustainability for Anoff Primary and Junior High School and its host community in the Nsawam Adoagyiri Municipality.
Officials of the company organised the programme to coincide with World Water Day celebrated globally last Thursday, and so they were in the school to roll out their water education event at the school and for matter the community.
According to the company, the event, which was on the theme ‘Nature for Water: conserving our water bodies sustainably’ forms part of Voltic’s water stewardship initiative to provide accessible water to all while educating communities about the importance of water conservation.
Officials of Voltic added that the initiative was also to fulfil the UN Sustainable Development Goal 6, which is meant to ensure availability of water and sanitation and their sustainable management for all.
Employees of Voltic joined pupils of Anoff Primary School on a walk to create awareness of water conservation, and hygienic water usage to prevent illnesses.
Mr Eric Eshun and Mrs Phyllis Sarkodieh, both from the Quality Assurance Department of Voltic, at a town meeting, educated some members of the community on simple water management techniques, including rain water harvesting.
Also addressing the community, Mr Samuel Addison, Safety Health Environment and Quality (SHEQ) Manager at Voltic, expressed Voltic’s delight in providing a lasting solution to the water challenges faced by the Anoff School by providing the school a mechanised borehole for the school in January this year.
“Water is life. Thus for us at Voltic, we spare no cost in providing access to potable water with our Cool Pac sachet brand. Our aim is to continuously make clean, quality and affordable water readily available for all, especially people at the bottom of the pyramid, while creating value. Even as we enjoy the water systems available to us today, we need to be good stewards to ensure preservation and conservation of the water resources for posterity.”
He urged the pupils and school authorities to use water wisely, avoid wastage and maintain the borehole provided to them by the company.
The Headmistress of the Anoff School, Madam Dora Ayesu, said “the intervention of Voltic is key in resolving the challenge of looking on as 600 pupils travel several miles to fetch water. We are very grateful for the gesture and will work to sustain it for years to come.”
Miss Adwoa Gyamfi, a pupil of Anoff Primary and JHS, said “Until Voltic gave us water in our school, we had to walk on the hot sun to fetch water from a faraway stream. I am very happy that we have water in our school now. I promise to close the tap well to conserve water.”
Voltic, since its establishment in 1995, has prioritised corporate social investments in the areas of health, sanitation, environment, education, women empowerment and rural development as part of its contribution to the sustainable development of Ghana.
As a subsidiary of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, Voltic remains committed to ensuring that Ghanaians are refreshed everyday with the best beverages and mineral water produced in the country.