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Four Adenta communities get boreholes

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Residents in four communities in the Man-Momo Electoral Area in the Adenta Municipality will now have access to water from boreholes on daily basis.

This followed the inauguration of four new boreholes in beneficiary communities, namely Ogbojo, Adenta Lorry Station (Aprotech), Adenta Shopping Centre, and Ashalley Botchey at the weekend.

In connection with the project, Adenta Municipal Assembly (AdMA), in collaboration with Intervention Forum (IF), a non-governmental organisation, inaugurated four Water and Sanitation (WATSAN) Committees to supervise and offer proper sanitation practices and management of the facilities.

Madam Nora Ollenu, Chief Executive Officer of IF, told the Ghana News Agency that the project was the result of a collaboration between the Water in Africa Through Everyday Responsiveness (WATER), an International NGO, the AdMA, and IF.

She said her outfit was contracted to organise a sensitisation programme to train the WATSAN committees on how to manage the facilities and adopt proper sanitation practices.

Ms Ollenu said a constitution had been put in place to guide members of the WATSAN committees on the proper functioning and maintenance of the boreholes.

The facilities would be maintained through the sale of water at between five and 15 Ghana Pesewas from 0600 hours to 1800 hours.

Ms Ollenu said the WATSAN members would engage in a house-to-house education campaign on environmental sanitation.

He warned that households found not to be observing basic sanitation rules  would be made to pay a fine of GH¢10.00.

Mr Gabriel Daira, Co-ordinating Director of the AdMA, on behalf of the Municipal Chief Executive, Ms Nubyl Kakra Vanlare, administered the oath of office to the WATSAN members in all the four communities.

He urged the various committees to take the tasks assigned them as a challenge and work with dedication and without fear or favour.

“It is our joint responsibility to run the affairs of our communities,” he stated.

At Sraha in Ashalley Botwe, Mr Daira told the people that water and sanitation formed part of the core business of the AdMA that had developed a four-year programme to tackle sanitation and other projects within the municipality.

During question and answer time, the people expressed their appreciation to the assembly and IF for providing them with the boreholes but noted that the water was salty and could not, therefore, be used for cooking or drinking purposes.

Other issues raised bordered on security, threats from wee smokers at lorry parks, sanitation and solid waste collection to the provision of drains and access roads.

Mr Daira promised that the assembly had taken note of their concern and was working towards finding solutions to them.

Source: GNA

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  1. Boreholes are for communities out of a city not Accra, NDC has to go and NPP come in Ghanaians have suffered enough. Poor development and ignorance.