There is some good news for residents of the Nsawam-Adoagyiri Municipality in the Eastern Region in the face of the water crisis that has hit the area.
The Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing, is spearheading the construction of two boreholes in the interim following Citi News’ consistent reportage of the challenges there.
The Deputy Minister for Water Works and Housing, Samuel Yaw Adusei, has assured residents the Municipality will be supplied with some potable water by close of this week.
For more than a month, residents of the Nsawam-Adoagyiri Municipality and surrounding communities have lived without portable water due to the drying up of the Densu River.
According to him, provision has been made for two boreholes which will be linked to the water pump to produce sufficient water.
He said construction works on one the boreholes has been completed, with the other nearing completion.
Addressing journalists, Samuel Yaw Adusei stated that his ministry will not relent on its efforts to tackle water crisis in the area.
He said the decision to construct the boreholes was taken after the ministry held meetings with the parliamentary select committee on water after their visit to the area.
“It was Thursday that we met the parliamentary select committee and when we met, we told the select committee that we had a drilling machine and were collaborating with National security on site to drill and they were done with the drilling of one borehole.”
Mr Adusei gave assurances that it would take less than a week for the people to have access to potable water.
“It will take less than a week to link that to the water plant which will also treat it and supply to the people of Nsawam-Adoagyir and ease the impact of the pressure.”
He added however that the dried up river Densu is being dredged so as to enable it store more water for possible pumping to the treatment plant for distribution.
“So what we are doing is to dredge so that we can impound more water for the pump to be able to pump it to the treatment plant for treatment,” Mr Adusei said.
There are also tankers supplying potable water to the residents.
“We already have water tankers available that will supply people who were affected with potable water to drink, so we are putting a lot of measures to ensure that we reduce the impact of the water shortage situation in Nsawam Adoagyir.”
By Delali Adogla-Bessa/citifmonline.com/Ghana