The effect of illegal mining activities in Ghana has had its toll on the economy in many parts of the country. Water bodies which also serve as a source of drinking water for the people have been contaminated with poisonous chemicals, making them undrinkable. Water-borne diseases are prevalent in many communities where illegal mining persists. Domeabra, a predominantly farming community in the Asante Akim District in the Ashanti Region suffers this effect. A sizeable number of the population, are New Apostolic Christians.
Apostle George Annom Nortey, realizing the scarcity of potable drinking water in the community requested for help from the mother Church in South Germany to assist the community with a mechanized borehole. His request was granted and the project was awarded to a contractor.
Dedicating the water project for public consumption, Apostle Nortey urged the people to be mindful of the words of Jesus Christ, “Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again, but whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up to everlasting life” John 4:13-14.
The joy of the people was great when the Apostle handed over the well to the church and the community at Domeabra.