Global Handwashing Day: Dettol Ghana commissions borehole for Adjen Kotoku Papaase Community
Leading health and hygiene brand Dettol, under the umbrella of Reckitt, has commissioned a borehole in Adjen Kotoku, Ga West municipal district of the Greater Accra region to mark the 2023 Global Handwashing Day.
The gesture aims to enhance access to clean and safe drinking water in a community primarily reliant on farming.
In a released by the company last Sunday, it said the project which is estimated to cost over GH₵50,000 is driven by the commitment to enhance access to hygiene education, and safe drinking water for the 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,” it said.
The Country Manager for Reckitt, Ali Tariq, explained that 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,” he added.
Mr Tariq said 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 stated.
The Chief of Papaase, Baba Idrisu expressed 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,” the release said.