Borehole Ready To Supply Water To Nsawam


One out of two boreholes being dug by the Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing to help stem the acute water shortage that has hit the people of Nsawam and its environs has been completed.  

Major dredging work is also underway to expand and desilt the River Densu, which has desiccated. The deputy sector minister, Samuel Yaw Adusei, who visited the Nsawam Water Plant on Saturday, assured the residents that they would be supplied with potable water by close of this week.

According to him, provision had been made for two boreholes, which will be linked to the water pump to produce sufficient water.

Addressing journalists, he said there are experts from the Indian Women Association currently on the ground to locate more places to sink more boreholes.  He added that in the long term, they intend to connect the Weija Dam to the reservoir at Nsawam, so that when there is spillage, it would flow into it for storage.

The Deputy Minister hinted that the decision to sink the boreholes was taken after the ministry held meetings with members of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Water after their visit to the area.

“It was Thursday that we met the Parliamentary Select Committee, and when we met, we told the Select Committee that we had a drilling machine and were collaborating with National Security on site to drill, and they are done with the drilling of one borehole.”

Visit to Nsawam-Adoagyiri Chief

At his residence, Nana Okoanadwo Afutu Dompreh II, Chief of Adoagyiri, who doubles as the Ankobeahene of the Akyem Kotoku Traditional Area, commended the ministry for attending to the problem swiftly.  He said: “Shortage of water is not the work of anyone; no one carried cement to plaster the river to make it dry.”

According to him, drought is a natural phenomenon, and not anybody’s doing. Nana lamented: “What pains me the most is that we dump refuse in the river.”  He, therefore, appealed to the ministry to tar the roads to prevent erosion, and also protect the treatment plant from people entering the .

By Maame Agyeiwaa Agyei

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