- Project expected to provide water to 3000 residents
- Project to be completed in 3 months
- Project is a partnership between the Asuogyaman district assembly and Safe Water Network
Some three thousand (3000) residents of Adjena, Pese and surrounding communities in the Asuogyaman district of the Eastern region will in a couple of months have access to potable water for their basic needs.
District chief executive for the asuogyaman district, honourable Samuel Kwame Agyekum on Wednesday cut the sod for the commencement of a works on a slow sand filtration system at New Adjena and surrounding communities to provide potable water to residents.
The total of $80,000 project which is being fully funded by the safe water network in partnership with the assembly will provide access to clean potable drinking water to over 3000 inhabitants of the communities.
The District Chief Executive said the facility when completed is expected to provide water to some 3000 disadvantaged residents of the communities who have had to endure acute water scarcity for long.
“The people of Adjena, Pese, Adumasa and surrounding communities have been experiencing water problems and so the assembly has been looking around for Non-Governmental Organizations who we can partner to provide water to them,” he averred.
The partnership with Safe water network, the assembly chief added is as a result of the efforts of the Asuogyaman district assembly to provide basic infrastructural needs of the people.
“…we came across Safe Water Network who agreed to partner us to provide water for those communities,” the DCE added.
He described the development as ‘good news’ for the assembly and the residents of the communities especially as residents of the affected communities have faced acute water challenges for a very long time.
He expressed satisfaction at the partnership which he observed is going to serve as a timely intervention to Adjena and allied communities.
Our primary aim is to provide basic amenities to our people, he said.
Provision of electricity supply
The DCE who said Safe Water Network is financing the construction of the facility however added that provision of electricity power for the project is being undertaken by the assembly.
The role of the assembly is to provide electricity over three kilometers for the construction activities at the site, Honourable Agyekum explained.
Safe water network
Meanwhile, Mr. Kofi Peprah, construction manager for Safe Water Network who said the project is expected to be completed in three months was hopeful that the provision of potable water to the targeted areas will bring relief to residents.
The project will also give temporal employment opportunities to various youths within Adjena and surrounding communities.
Other potential sub-stations could be set-up in Adumasa and Djekiti, both in the Asuogyaman district.
The event was witnessed by opinion leaders of the communities, chiefs, assembly members and members of the Adjena community.