The Communications Directorate of the ruling New Patriotic Party in the Savannah region has debunked allegations by the Northern NDC caucus in parliament that there is no borehole constructed by the NPP in the region after been in power for five years.
A press conference by the NDC Northern Parliamentary Caucus addressed by the Member of Parliament for the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba Constituency of the Savannah Region, Andrew Dari Chiwitey, alleged that unlike other parts of the north, the Akufo-Addo government has not provided any borehole in the Savannah Region.
But in a the reactive press release by the Director of Communications of NPP in the region, Mr. Issah Mohammed noted that the NPP is the sigh of relief in the Region when it comes to water projects.
He added that the ruling government has been phenomenal as compared to what the erstwhile NDC government did on the provision of water to the people and therefore has an unprecedented record in the subject area.
“The NDC in the Savannah Region and former President Mahama should be the last persons in this world to start any discussion on water. The Damango water project that happened only on the lips of the only grandson of our revered Yagbonwura who ascended to the Presidency, Mr. John Mahama, is still fresh in our minds. The NDC may wish to desist from provoking the people of Gonjaland further”, he said.
“For the avoidance of doubt, it is not true, that the NPP government has not done a single borehole or water project in the Savannah Region. In fact, the ruling government has been phenomenal as compared to what the erstwhile NDC government did on the provision of water to the people.
May I with your indulgence take you through some of the boreholes and town water projects that the NPP government under the able leadership of H.E President Akufo-Addo and the competent Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has done for the people of Savannah Region”, Mr. Issah Mohammed added.
Mr Issah catalogued a number of water projects and boreholes executed by the Akufo- Addo – Bawumia led government in the Savannah Region as in; Drilling and Construction of borehole at Busunu
Drilling and Construction of borehole at Ndewura Jakpa SHS
Drilling and Construction of borehole at Attributo – Damango
Drilling and Construction of borehole at Hangaline
Drilling and Construction of borehole at Larbanga
Drilling and Construction of borehole at Mognori
Drilling and Construction of borehole at Murugu
Drilling and Construction of borehole at Alhassan Kura
Drilling and Construction of borehole at Canteen
Drilling and Construction of borehole at frafra
Drilling and Construction of borehole at Sori No.2
Drilling and Construction of borehole at Dapalakura
Drilling and Construction of borehole at Broto
Drilling and Construction of borehole at Agric settlement
Drilling and Construction of borehole at Janfaru
Drilling and Construction of borehole at nabori
Drilling and Construction of borehole at Kananto
Drilling and Construction of borehole at Abinga kura
Aside these, the MP for Damango and Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Lawyer Samuel Abu Jinapor has done more than 20 boreholes in partnership with others across the Municipal-see attached list.
The North Gonja District had the following water systems and boreholes;
Limited Mechanized water system in Yagbon completed (President’ Special Initiative)
Small town water system in Lukula completed (President’ Special Initiative)
Hand Pump boreholes in Mankarigu(NDA)
Hand Pump boreholes in Daboya(NDA)
Hand Pump boreholes in Tari 1(NDA)
Hand Pump boreholes in Tari 2(NDA)
Hand Pump boreholes in Zongo – Daboya
He added that the District Assembly has done 4 mechanized water systems in Daboya and Sawaba.
According to him MP for Daboya Mankargu, Hon. Alhaji Asei Mahama and the District have also partnered other NGOs to get in about 20 drilled and mechanized boreholes.
The East Gonja Municipal has the following water facilities according to the press release,
Kpembe Town – Mechanized borehole
Kpembe NMTC – Mechanized borehole
Yaagbonso – mechanized borehole
Nfabaso – mechanized borehole
Ngua Mallam – mechanized borehole
Kapatey – Mechanized borehole
Lampor – mechanized borehole
Yalwa – mechanized borehole
Abrumase – mechanized borehole
Jemtitu – mechanized borehole
Kulpi – mechanized borehole
Both the old and new markets in Salaga Mechanized boreholes
Kujo doo – Hand pump borehole
Mankango Gurushi line – hand pump borehole
Katanga – hand pump borehole
“The former MP and first ever humble Regional Minister, Hon. Salifu Adam Braimah had put up water systems in about 15 different communities including Kinklin, Sisipe, Matilapo, Kayereso, Dagbamba line, Iddipe and others.
GNPC projects in the Municipal abound in Silmunchu, Kakoshi, Mbawupe, T.I Ahmediyya SHS, Sakafat School among others, Issah stated”.
In the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba constituency, the constituency of Hon. Andrew Chiwitey, Issah stated a number of boreholes have been constructed by the Akufo-Addo led administration which includes;
A hand pump borehole has been drilled for the people Jang
A hand pump borehole has been constructed for the people of Kong
Jetrekura has also benefited from a water hand pump
Jilinkon – water hand pump borehole
Konkrope – water hand pump borehole
Kpalbe No. 2 and Haakura have all benefited from boreholes from this government
The good people of Sogoryiri have a borehole constructed for them.
In the Central Gonja District, below are the few water projects captured for the benefit of this press conference;
A borehole in Kigbirpe
Kokope had a borehole
Another borehole in Gbrigi
For Bole District;
A mechanized borehole has been completed for the people of Bamboi
In Mankuma, Mandari, Maluwe, Jama Community and Jama Market, Boreholes have been drilled, stands built and fenced awaiting mechanization.
Banda Nkwanta Community has their borehole drilled
A mechanized borehole in Gbenfu Community has been drilled, stand built, pumps fixed and awaiting a polytank.
The Akufo-Addo Bawumia led government has also put up a small town water system in Kpalbe in the North East Gonja District through CWSA.
There are also 2 mechanized boreholes in Bunjai, Mr Issah emphasised.