Mr. Dominic Dapaah, Programs Coordinator of Global Communities for Savannah and Northern Regions, has cut the sod for commencement of work on a small town water supply system at Mandari in the Bole District.
The project, with financial support from USAID, When completed it is expected to supply treated water daily to 3,786 people living in the community and their environs as well as provide additional storage to augment the water needs of these community members.
Mr. Dapaah, speaking at a short ceremony at Mandari on April 13,2021, said the project was in line with the NGO’s agenda to draw the area closer to achieving sustainable water for all beyond agenda 2030.
He said the NGO which has been in existence in Ghana since 2007, would not renege to deliver on its efforts to preserve the life of the residents adding that good drinking water would impact on productivity and trickle down to affect the lives of the people.
“The importance of clean and safe drinking water in the socio-economic development of the country cannot be compromised and Global Communities with funding from USAID will ensure that all in the area enjoyed safe and good drinking water“, he said.
The Programs Coordinator, called on the contractors to complete work on schedule and called on beneficiary communities to ensure that they helped to protect the infrastructure and support the contractor to execute his duties.
He said the new project comprises an entire new water source and would ameliorate current water challenges in the area.
The community was however told to improve upon their ODF, which the NGO officials described as worrying and urged all residents in the area to own a self latrine in their homes.
The “Safalnaa” of the community Kafinti ll, thanked the NGO for choosing his community for the project and promised that the residents will support the contractor with labour and other essential support for the project to be completed on time.
The new project which is being undertaken by M/S Jonakot Construction Limited and to be completed in four months involves the design and construction of a new raw water system including a pumping station and a raw water transmission pipelines, with a storage container and 6 boreholes to transport drinking water to the homes of the inhabitants in the area.