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Title: Boreholes provision as a key factor in facilitating poverty reduction in rural communities - a study of the Atebubu and Afram Plains Districts of Ghana
Authors: Adow, Auckhinleck Kwame
Issue Date: 21-Aug-2013
Abstract: This work, is dedicated to God Almighty, my saviour and my lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth, and to God the Holy Spirit, from whom unrestricted grace, insight, much knowledge and understanding was given to enable me be able to undertake and to accomplish this mission, be the eternal praise and glory. To the chief of rural water supply in Ghana – Project Manager of World Vision Ghana Rural Water Project Phase II, and the initiator of the West Africa Water Initiative (WAWI) - Mr. Bismark Nerquaye-Tetteh; and Dr. (Mrs.) Nerquaye-Tetteh, through whom God Almighty gave me the opportunity to enter into His Ministry in World Vision, I dedicate this work as a celebration of professional excellence. This work is further dedicated to the many unsung heroes – committed, indefatigable, hard labouring gallant men and women – the usually forgotten staff of World Vision Ghana Rural Water Project (GRWP) Phases II and III, who tirelessly laboured in the Lord’s vineyard in the Greater Afram Plains from 1990 to 2003, (some of whom have gone ahead and laid down their lives in course of duty), and into whose labour I have entered and gathered this invaluable data, to analyze and tell the story of the great contribution of their labours in freeing the lives of helpless thousands of rural folks from the interminable, cyclical scourge of guinea worm infestation and other waterborne/related diseases: “And herein is that saying true, one soweth, and another reapeth. I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestoweth no labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours” (John 4:37-38). To the uncountable, unknown thousands of rural folks in the Atebubu and Afram Plains Districts, impacted by the World Vision Ghana Rural Water borehole drilling Project, who were the principal subjects of this study and who gave audience for this research – whose lives have now improved and enjoy tremendous freedoms, and who now have hope and better cause to live their lives for the realization of their hopes and life’s aspirations for themselves and their children, whose voice of gratitude may never be heard, to them also, I unreservedly dedicate this work and do pray that their lives will continually and unceasingly improve as they hold on dearly to, and maintain their God-given boreholes. Finally, may this work lift us up to higher horizons, to dedicate and make ourselves available to serve humanity in better ways, as pleases the Lord God Almighty!
Description: A thesis submitted to the Department of Geography and Rural Development, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), 2013
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/6370
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