The rehabilitated and expanded Kpabia Water System was officially handed over to the community and its leaders  on 22nd September 2016 at a ceremony at Kpabia in the Mion District.The ceremony was attended by high profile personalities including the Director of the Population, Health and Nutrition of USAID/Ghana, USAID/Ghana WASH Advisor, Global Communities Country Director, WASH-UP Project Director, the DCE for Mion District and Heads of Decentralized Departments and Agencies of the District Assembly.

The community durbar was preceded by enskinment of   Akua Kwarteng-Addo, Director, USAID Ghana Health, Population and Nutrition Office and Alberto Wilde, Country Director, Global Communities Ghana by the Chief and Elders of Kpabia with chieftaincy titles; Simniboma and Malgu Naa respectively. The enskinment took place at the Chief’s Palace amidst drumming, dancing and ceremonial musket firing and was done by the community to show appreciation to USAID and Global Communities for the development intervention in the community through the water system rehabilitation.

The community durbar involved dance performances from residents, a poetry recital and speeches from USAID, Global Communities, the District Health Directorate, and the DCE of Mion. The Kpabia Water and Sanitation Management Team was presented with tools to easily and readily undertake maintenance.  

On the part of the water system, it was officially re-opened for use through a sod cutting event at the standpipe provided at the Kpabia Health Centre along with an elevated storage tank. This sod cutting was jointly done by the DCE, the Country Director of Global Communities, Akua Kwarteng-Addo and two representatives of the community