Vic Mensa is bringing clean water to three villages in his father’s native Ghana, TMZ reports. The Chicago rapper teamed up with his dad to launch the initiative after seeing the contaminated water and other desolate living conditions in the country.
“We’re building three boreholes in different communities in Ghana to provide clean drinking water; the first being the Asokore Zongo in Koforidua, where my family lives, which is already built,” Vic said. “The other locations are a nearby community called Effiduase and then our ancestral village in the Volta Region, Amedzofe. Most people in communities like this in Ghana experience constant waterborne diseases.”
Drilling for the boreholes, which includes pipework, cable installations and testing of water in a laboratory, costs $45,000 and will reportedly take three to four weeks to complete. Roughly 226,000 people live in the aforementioned villages.
While residents wait for their clean water, Vic Mensa and Chance the Rapper will be entertaining music lovers at the Black Star Line Festival in Ghana. Erykah Badu, T-Pain, Jeremih, Tobe Nwigwe, Asakaa Boys and M.anifest will also perform at the free event, set to take place on January 6.
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