The shortage of water supply in eight districts in the Central Region would now be a thing of the past as a result of the completion of GHȻ74.3 million water project in Jeikrodua in the Awutu-Senya District.
Commissioning the project, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said it would increase water supply in the Central Region from 63.8 percent to 70.04 percent and also serve 146 communities under the eight districts.
He said the districts that would benefit from the project were Abura-Asebu Kwamankese, Ajumako-Anyan-Essiam, Agona West, Mfantiman Municipal, Assin South, Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa, Gomoa West and Awutu Senya Districts.
He said the project was constructed by the Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA) with funding from the World Bank.
He said the CWSA has grouped the beneficiary communities into nine clusters to ensure efficient and effective management of the water supply to guarantee uninterrupted water supply to the 146 communities.
The President reiterated the government’s commitment to improving access to potable water in every community to ensure that Ghanaians do not trek long distances in search of water.
To that extent, he said the government has undertaken similar projects in ten regions in the country and added that he has tasked the Minister for Water Resources and Sanitation to construct 645 mechanized boreholes across the country.
He hinted that Awutu Senya West District has been selected as one of the districts to benefit from the 88 district hospitals that the government has promised to construct in the country before the end of the year.
He added that the government would also construct a Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compound at Jeikrodua to serve the community and its environs.
On his part, the Central Regional Minister, Mr. Kwamena Duncan, said the project would stop people in the beneficiary communities especially women and children from struggling for water and, therefore, appealed to them to take good care of the facility.
Parry Lydia, ISD