The President of Ghana H.E Nana Akuffo Addo has called on the people of northern region and Ghana at large to help improve the longevity of various water projects in the country.
The President who was speaking at the sod cutting ceremony of the Tamale water project, explained that, the treatment plants belongs to every Ghanaian and collectively share the responsibility to protect our water bodies by stopping activities such as galamsey, sand winning and farming along river banks all of which lead to their pollution.
He said government is committed to living up to social responsibility by providing social service like this water project to the people of Ghana.
“We expect beneficiary communities to contribute their quota towards ensuring the sustainability of these services by helping to protect the infrastructure so they can last longer, this will help guarantee improve water supply in terms of quality, quantity and reliability to the people of Tamale and it’s environs.” Prez Nana explained.
The President also mentioned that water borne diseases such as guinea worm, cholera and dysentery will also be eliminated but was quick to add that, in the midst of this pandemic the availability of clean water is necessary to fight covid – 19.
He said the construction of the Tamale water supply project is a further prove of government’s determination to ensure the realisation of the “water for all” agenda.
Tamale like most part of the country is faced in rapid population growth but unfortunately there has been a key factor militating against composition adequate infrastructure for our people.
“Tamale today, the demand for water far outstrict supply in 1971, under the progress party government of the late celebrated pioneer democrat prime minister Kofi Abrefa Busia , the Tamale water supply system had knowingly on the white volta river constructed to serve Tamale and it environs.”
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Nana Addo however entreated every Ghanaian to adhere to the covid- 19 preventive measures such as washing of hands often with soap under running water for at least 20 seconds, observing social distancing, avoiding handshake and wearing masks whenever we leave our homes thereby helping to fight the spread of Covid-19.
By: Prince Kwame Tamakloe – Kesmi News/ Tamale