The Member of Parliament for the Bole- Bamboi Constituency in the Savannah Region, Hon. Yusif Sulemana (Ori), has supported the Mandari community with 350 bags of cement valued at GHC 17,500.00 to complete a household laterines project it has initiated.
Speaking to the media during the presentation, Hon. Sulemana said he considered it necessary to support the community to address the health concerns in the area as part of his contribution to promoting sanitation.
The MP recalled that Global Communities, a Non- Governmental Organization that is championing sanitation as its objective cut sod at the Mandari community to put up a small town water system for the residents with a pre- condition of the community obtaining open defecation free status.
The MP who doubles as the deputy ranking member of Trades and Industry Committee of Parliament and a member of the Public Accounts Committee, indicated that the importance of the water project cannot be overlooked as it will provide residents with a portable drinking water.
“I considered the timing for the execution of these laterines and realized that not all people in the community will be able to meet the timeline for the construction of the water project because it is a pre- condition for all households to have a self laterine to benefit from the water project”,and hence the need to support them such that we wouldn’t lose the project, the MP emphasised.
Reacting to the gesture, the Safalnaa for the community Kafinti ll, expressed his excitement and gratitude to the MP for augmenting their efforts to put up a household laterines to address the health needs of his people and to enable them to benefit from the small town project being executed by Global Communities.
Global Communities on April 13, 2021, cut a sod for the commencement of works on a small town water system at Mandari in the Bole District.
The project, with financial support from USAID, When completed 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 community members.
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.