By Prince Acquah, GNA
(E/R), Sept 02, GNA – The National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary
candidate for Akropong, Mr. Yaw Appiah-Kubi, has promised to focus on safe
water supply to the rural communities, if given the mandate by the people.
He would use his
share of funds allocated to Members of Parliament (MPs) to sink boreholes for
those in areas, which lacked access to potable water.
This, he said, was
important to protect the population from water-borne diseases.
said environmental sanitation and the development of agriculture would be his
He was speaking at
a forum organized by Water Aid Ghana, an NGO, to provide candidates, who have
put themselves up to contest the coming parliamentary election, the platform to
share their development vision with voters.
The event was held
in Akuapim-Akropong under the theme: “The role of MPs and political parties in
promoting sanitation and hygiene”.
It was attended by
voters from Akropong, Abriw, Mamfe, Tinkrong, and Adawso.
Appenteng, the candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), said if elected, no
community in the area would have problems with portable water.
His party would
work hard to transform the living conditions of the people by creating a
society that worked for everybody and not a privilege few.
Ms. Nyarku Kafui,
Communications and Campaign Officer of Water Aid Ghana, said the goal was to
commit the politicians to improve access to good drinking water and sanitation.