Ocean Network Express (ONE), announced its partnership with Project Maji, a pan-African safe water NGO, to address the critical issue of clean water access in rural communities in Ghana and Kenya.
s explained, recognising the pressing need for clean water and its transformative impact on communities, ONE has funded the implementation of sustainable water solutions in both Ghana and Kenya as well as financing free water kiosks supplying rural schools.
In Ghana, ONE has sponsored the creation of the Project Maji River Solution on the banks of the Volta River, featuring a pumping and filtration station that supplies safe water to three Maji towers spread out across the Adidokpoe and Afalekpoe communities. This positively impacts the lives of over 4500 people in the two rural communities.
Additionally, ONE has extended its support to Kenya by funding the establishment of the Maji Plus system, a comprehensive solar piped system providing safe water for a population of 3000. By facilitating access to clean water, ONE and Project Maji are not only safeguarding the health of individuals but also triggering a positive chain reaction across various aspects of these communities.
At the core of these initiatives is technology that involves rapid sand filtration, a water purification method that treats both surface and river water making it fit for human consumption and domestic use.
As informed, the Maji tower is a structure constructed with a concrete platform to hold a 2500L tank which supplies water through 3 dispensing taps fitted with a cashless dispensing system.
This partnership also signifies ONE’s commitment to Sub-Saharan Africa, with its established offices in Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, South Africa, and the launch of Ocean Network Express Kenya Ltd. in April this year. By engaging with local communities, ONE reaffirms its dedication to sustainable development and corporate social responsibility, and vision to create a lasting impact beyond business operations.
Access to clean water is a fundamental human right, and through our partnership, we are working towards creating a positive ripple effect that will extend beyond health benefits to areas like education, income levels, and gender empowerment.
said Jeremy Nixon, CEO at Ocean Network Express.