The Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Hon Freda Prempeh on Wednesday together with chiefs in the Asunafo North Municipality commissioned the GhC10.517.852 million Water supply Project undertaken by the Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA) for the people in the Mim community.
The project initiated by the John Agyekum Kufuor government in 2003 was later abandoned but was resuscitated by the Nana Akufo-Addo government in 2017.
The project is intended to provide residents in the Mim community with access to clean water.
Speaking during the commissioning ceremony, Hon Freda Prempeh noted that the project is intended to sustain all forms of life.
She noted that, “the focus of government is to ensure that all regions across the country are provided with adequate, safe, affordable and reliable basic water services including the practice of safe Sanitation and hygiene by the year 2030 in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)”.
Giving details of the scope of the project, Hon Prempeh said the project consisted of mechanisation of two boreholes with transmission line of 550meters.
She noted that it also included the construction of pump house and solar farm as well as the laying of 19, 300meter distribution pipe network and the installation of pipe fittings.
Others are the construction of water system management office, rehabilitation of 20 new stand pipes and the construction of 10 new stand pipes and the repair of two high level tanks.
The Minister also revealed that currently the CWSA project has improved the supply of safe water to a total population of 234, 411 in four hundred and twenty four (434) communities in five (5) districts namely Central Tongu, North Tongu, Ho West, Adaklu and Agortime Ziope in the Volta Region.
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The Chief Executive Officer of CWSA, Mr Aloysius Adjetey said the concept of the water project is to instill a sense of ownership in the communities and enable them to take charge of the operation and maintenance of water facilities.
He therefore charged stakeholders of the project to ensure they monitor and supervise the project to serve the purpose of which it was executed.
Representative of the Omanhene of Mim, Nana Baffuor Awuah II, thanked the government and ministry for the water project for the people in the Mim community and adjoining towns.
He however urged the Minister to ensure other communities in the Municipality have access to similar projects so that they can have the opportunity to drink quality and treated water.
Story By Michael Ofosu-Afriyie,