Nsawam water crisis: GWCL to construct boreholes

The Parliamentary Select Committee on Water Resources, Works and Housing, is confident that the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL), has the capacity to resolve the current water supply challenges in the country.

The Committee said it is convinced measures put in place by the GWCL to address the issue will yield positive results.

Speaking to Citi News after meeting officials of the Ghana Water Company Limited on Thursday, Chairman of the Committee, David Tetteh Asumeng, said the challenges facing the supply of water in Nsawam, Winneba and other parts of the country will be addressed.

“We are encouraged that as at now, there are some drilling machines on site at Nsawam that are supposed to be drilling two boreholes today [Friday], so that as soon as possible, that water would be pumped into the mainstream for people to enjoy,” he added.

Tetteh Asumeng noted that the National Security and the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) have also been supplying residents of Nsawam potable water from tankers.

“So by and large, I think there is some pro-activeness in the activity of the ministry to help the people get water in order to solve the problem,” he added.

The Parliamentary Select Committee on Water Resources, Works and Housing summoned the GWCL after a tour of Nsawam to assess the situation.

For more than a month, residents of the Nsawam-Adoagyiri Municipality and surrounding communities have lived without water.

Water does not flow through their taps and this has been blamed on the drying up of the Densu River which is a source of water for the GWCL treatment plant for the community.

The  situation  has been attributed to the dry weather condition  and other human activities such as illegal mining and farming along the banks of the river.

By: Godwin A. Allotey/citifmonline.com/Ghana

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