Regional News Tue, 8 Mar 2016

Kwahu water project to be ready in October

Resident Engineer for the Konongo-Kumawu-Kwahu Water Project, says the project is 99% complete and will be ready in October.

This follows Citi News’ checks on the project after President John John Mahama highlighted it in his state of the Nation address.

The contract awarded to Messrs Tahal Group of Israel, started as far back as 14th of January 2011, but Fynnasian Daniel, the Resident Engineer says it will be completed in October this year. “It is 99% complete, and will be fully handed over by October 2016. For Kwahu we’ve completed most of the things and we’ve handed over to the client, so it’s currently in use by Ghana water”.

The Minister of Water Resources, Dr. Kwaku Agyeman-Mensah, paid a working visit to the site to inspect the project and appealed to the municipal authorities to check human activities that destroy water.

“It is the aim of his Excellency the President to by 2025, every Ghanaian no

matter where you are, you should have access to good drinking water, so the government is doing everything possible to make sure that is realized.

“You have the power to check these human activities that contribute to this situation, and so I’m appealing, please check them because water is life”.

On the 16th of July 2009, Parliament approved an amount of $129 million for the construction of the Kumawu water Supply System, Rehabilitation and Expansion of the Konongo and Kwahu Ridge Water Supply Systems, which forms part of

government’s plan to increase improved access to potable water supply.

The 3K water supply project after its completion, will provide 3.6 million gallons of water each day to Ghanaians living in Kumawu, Konongo, Kwahu Ridge and all other communities in the Asante Akim North District.

Source: citifmonline.com