Popular actress Yvonne Okoro on Tuesday won the love and respect of the people of Wungu in the Walewale community of the Northern region when she commissioned a borehole project to provide water for the town.
For a very long time, the community had battled with water scarcity. Natives including school children walk several kilometres in search of water daily.
As part of Yvonne’s annual charity exercise, she decided to go to the aid of the community by funding the drilling of a borehole.
Business activities in the community on Tuesday came to a stand still for a while to give the actress a rousing welcome for the commissioning ceremony which paved way for the borehole to be used.
Commissioning the project, Yvonne said, “It gives me joy to offer a supporting hand to those who need it in society. 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.”
Yvonne and her team including her friend, TV personality and lawyer, Sandra Ankobiah had earlier paid a courtesy call to the chief of Tamale, Naa Dakpena Alhassan and the chief of Wungu.
She also visited West Mamprusi District offices and Daa-Gyei Academy, where she advised children at the school to take their lessons serious.
Amidst cultural performances by the Wungu Cultural Troop, natives including, school children as well as other actors from the northern part of the country came out in their numbers to support the ‘Ghana Must Go’ actress to commission the borehole.
Also in attendance were Hon. Dr. Sagre Bambangi, MP for Walewale and Wuni David, the District Chief Executive (DCE) of the West Mamprusi District, who assured the actress, the community will take a good care of the borehole.
“It is my responsibility as the DCE of the West Mamprusi District to provide water for the people. I want to assure you that we will take good care of the borehole and I am also taking this opportunity to ask others to learn from your kind gesture,” Wuni David added when Yvonne visited his office.
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