UER: Water supply system will provide 20,500 cubic meters of water per day–Prez Akufo-Addo

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The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, as part of his tour of the Upper East Region has said, the commissioned water supply system will provide the people of Bolgatanga, Navrongo, Paga, and its environs with Twenty Thousand Five Hundred (20,500).Apexnewsgh.com report

President Akufo-Addo made the pronouncement during his speech at the Water project commissioning on Friday, August 5, 2022.

He described the day as a very happy day for the people of the Upper East Region and indeed for the government of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

According to the president, work started on the project in his first time of office and he is grateful that the almighty has given everyone good health and life to witness the Commissioning. \

“You recall in January 2018, government through the agency of Ministry of Finance secured funding to the tone of Thirty-Seven Million Six Hundred and Eighty-Three Thousand, Two Hundred and Twenty-Six Euros, consisting of Twelve Million Euros from Netherlands government and Twenty Five Million Euro facility also from Ing bank from the Netherlands to implement the Upper East Region water supply project. Following up on this, the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resource together with the contractor structured the project into two phases with the aim of increasing the design heroism from 2030 to 2040 to make adequate provision for future demand in line with our policy to construct water project taking into consideration future population growth”. He said

“The Upper East Region water supply system will provide the people of Bolgatanga, Navrongo, Paga, and its environs with Twenty Thousand Five Hundred (20,500) cubic meters of water per day which is approximately Four and a half million gallons of water per day, a three-four increase from the 1.5 million gallons a day currently available to the region”.

President reaffirmed, that apart from Bolgatanga, Navrongo, and Paga, communities such as Zuarungu, Zaare, Sumbrungu, Kalbeo, Gambrigo, Winkongo, Tongo, Yorogo, and Kongo are also set to benefit from the project.

He added: “Three Hundred and Forty-Seven Thousand Four Hundred and Forty-Six ( 347,446) People will be served with portable sink water”.

“The execution and completion of the Upper East Water Supply Project fall in line with the programs of the government to achieve a target of Sustainable development goal number 6 of ensuring efficient management of water and sanitation for all”. He stressed

However, he says government remains committed to creating an enabling environment through the provision of social infrastructure that will attract businesses to our communities.

“Accordingly, I expect with the availability of portable water in this area investors will take advantage of government flagship programs such as One District One Factory (1V1F) this city to establish small and medium enterprises to employment for youth people so as to stimulate the growth and development of domestic performance. He stated

He said for ensuring equity and an improved water supply, the government is working diligently to provide funds to improve the water supply situation in other parts of the country with the objective of ensuring equity and improved quality of life for all communities in the country”.

Source: Apexnewgh.com/Ngamegbulam Chidozie Stephen/President Tour/Upper East Region

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