Posted on Oct 07, 2019
Rotary Club of Cape Central Water ProjectMr. Sunday Atara A. Agyekum joined us Monday, October 7th, for an update of the Rotary Club of Cape Coast Central Water Project. He shared the tremendous need for clean, accessible water for the communities in and around central Ghana.
Our speaker for Oct. 7, 2019, was Mr. Sunday Agyekum. Sunday is the eldest of six, born in Ghana, West Africa. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Management Studies from the University of Cape Coast. He furthered his education at Eastern College and Crandall University upon his move to Moncton New Brunswick in September of 2017.
As a Rotarian in Ghana, he was the director of Public Image from 2015-2018. He is now a member of the Greater Moncton Sunrise Rotary Club and a liaison officer with his Rotary Club of Cape Coast. He is a Paul Harris Fellow and has attended many district and International conferences.
Sunday was describing how Canada has about the same population of his home country. Canada has 37 million people, while Ghana has 30 million people; however, Ghana is about the size of Canada's smallest territory – Yukon. Ghana also has 57 tribes and 57 different languages. Fifty percent of people live in rural areas, and with a population so high disease is quickly spread. In many villages, there is no clean drinking water, and what water source they do have is often shared with cattle.

The Rotary Club of Cape Coast is looking for help to sponsor 100 communities. In more urban communities where there is access to electricity, they are asking for help to provide mechanical boreholes to distribute clean water to residents. In the more rural communities, they are hoping to install manual pumps that access clean water deep under the rock. The Rotary Club of Essex Ontario has created a partnership with the Rotary Club of Cape Coast. They have sponsored 13 communities – 10 with manual pumps and 3 with mechanical boreholes. They have had 19 members visit Ghana to see their efforts in person. Sunday is hoping that the Rotary Club of Sussex will become a partner and help to provide clean drinking water to his people.
Our International Special Projects committee, including Paula Fleming, Judy Freeze and Bob Black, were on hand to connect with Sunday and explore how we could help. 
For more information, visit the Rotary Club of Cape Central Water Project on YouTube or reach out to Sunday via his LinkedIn
Thank you, Sunday!