… Promises Safe, Clean Water
By Chioma Ndife
CAPAD Petroleum Station, Abanaga Branch, has commenced the supply of water to residents within its environs, promising to ensure safe and clean water that would promote holistic functioning of the human body system.
The Abagana Filing Station which is among the Catholic Projects of Awka Diocese, expanded its operation through the opening of water supply outlet which was officially commissioned and blessed for public use by the Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev, Paulinus Ezeokafor.
Fides sequel to the mission and vision statement of the outlet, gathered that people within Abagana environs are guaranteed clean, and purified water which has been certified safe for human consumption.
Blessing the water supply outlet, Bishop Ezeokafor assured the masses that the Catholic Church will continually involve herself with ventures that would assist humanity for the general good of the mind and body. He noted that the church exists in society basically for the salvation of the human person through the preaching of the word.
Salvation, according to the catholic prelate, is for the man and the man in question, has body and soul. Thus the church is out to do everything humanly possible to keep his soul and body together especially in the face of the current hard economic situation of the country.
Bishop Ezeokafor who was represented by the Chancellor of Awka Diocese, Very Rev. Fr. Francis Chidiume, maintained that the diversification of the church into different business ventures was part of the church’s native right to raise fund for its ecclesiastical work of assisting the poor and God’s divine worship. He stated that the Church through its projects would assist in giving value and meaning to human life, as prayer goes alongside with practical deeds.
He maintained that through the establishment, the church would provide employment opportunity to some unemployed youths and assist them to earn a living in an honest and genuine way. He disclosed that the church through its establishments hoped to sustain itself and reduce the levy which it places on its members.
Fr. Chidiume revealed that the Catholic Church through its various projects sets standard and template for others in various business sectors to follow especially as it concerned offering quality and standardized products.
He beckoned on those employed to serve in the water outfit to put in their best and offer services devoid of any fraudulent practices, saying that the church has zero tolerance for fraud. He assured that credibility which had been the watch word of the church will be maintained.
Speaking to Fides, the Director of CAPAD Abagana, Rev. Fr. Jeremiah Ikezue, said that the newly commissioned water project would serve both domestic and commercial use. He disclosed that the idea behind the water project had been part of the initial plan of the establishment and described water as a basic facilitate which had been lacking.
He explained that the water would be supplied to tanker owners and drivers who would in turn retail to those in need of water at various points, saying the CAPAD Station at Abagana would look into acquiring its own trucks in future. He said that the gospel of Christ would be preached through the operation of the water project, as maximum standard would be guaranteed.
The Director assured the people of excellence, saying that the church would remain an Icon of excellence, justice and fairness.