It was a soothing, refreshing and scintillating atmosphere when the 2016 NDC Parliamentary Candidate for Nandom and his entourage got to the grounds where he sunk three boreholes. All the grounds were Characterised by exhilaration, joy, smiles inter alia.
Men, women and children across the communities were seen gathered at these villages waiting for Dr Kuuire. As excited as they were, it was practically impossible for these people to stand mute amidst the happiness that engulfed them. The grounds were charged with singing and dancing and that became the hallmark of the gatherings in the above communities. I must confess that our women are very creative in composing songs. Varieties of danceable local songs were composed and sang using the name of Dr Richard Kuuire. A classical examples are Kuuire is the saviour of Nandom, Kuuire (Kuuire ni a Nandom faare), come early and prepare the grounds (Dang waa wa maali azie), Thank God we have gotten His blessing (Barikaa Pupieeloo ti nye Naawmin maaloo…) and many more.
It must be stated that the gatherings was without any political colouration since the event was non-partisan. The people gathered are those who have been praying to God for portable water for a long period of time. Indeed, they struggled for portable water for such long time. They either travel long distances to fetch water from a borehole or they compete with their animals for water in either the dams or the river side.
The NDC 2016 parliamentary candidate for Nandom Constituency, Dr Richard Kuuire, who was touched by the plight of these people during his interactions with them in his bit to represent them in parliament, swiftly and positively reacted to their cry by putting smiles on their faces. This, he did by digging and mechanising three boreholes in each of the communities. These communities are Vapuo, Tome Zedaagang and Piiri Follow. You can now reason with them, over their loud celebration and exhilaration.
When the people were given the chance to express their feelings, there was one statement that was very loud and clear in all the speeches they delivered. That was, “thank you Dr Kuuire”. The statement, water is life, was echoed and re-echoed at these three villages coupled with an indescribable expression of their sincerest appreciation to Dr Kuuire for his milestone magnanimity. This was what the people said, “water crisis has been an age-old problem in this community. We have prayed earnestly to God for this and today He has answered our prayer through Dr Kuuire. We have nothing to say than to thank God and Dr Richard Kuuire for this kind gesture”.
Dr Richard Kuuire in his speech, acknowledged the contributions of friends outside this country who made it possible for him to achieve this milestone success.
“I was able to sink these boreholes with support from some friends who are not Ghanaians. I am grateful to them and hope they will continue to support the people of Nandom in other areas of need”. He admonished the people to take very good care of the boreholes so that they don’t breakdown anytime soon. “I will plead with the chiefs and the committee to take very good care of these boreholes so that they don’t breakdown anytime soon”.
He quickly added that the boreholes are for all members of the communities hence nobody should be discriminated upon. “I present the boreholes to the chiefs and the entire communities members so I urge you not to discriminate against anybody on any grounds”. These statements attracted very loud and prolong clap from the crowd.
He used the event to tell the people the number of boreholes he dug for the good people of Nandom after his narrow lost in the 2016 general elections. “These three boreholes increased the number of boreholes I sunk and mechanised to nine (9) after I lost the 2016 parliamentary elections”. This reminds me of what some people said about him sometime ago, that Dr Richard Kuuire is one of those when giving out something with his right hand, doesn’t stretch out his left hand in anticipation of something.
Dr Richard Kuuire told the people that he commissioned thirty-eight boreholes before the 2016 elections. This presupposes that he has not stopped his good works after he lost the election.
Dr Richard Kuuire again used the occasion to inform the people his decision to contest the coming NDC parliamentary race as well as the race for the member of parliament for Nandom Constituency. He promised the people his unflinching quest to contributing wholeheartedly to the development of Nandom which resultant effect will automatically be the transformation of the lives of Nandome.