President Nana Akufo-Addo has slash the sod for the design of the Tamale Drinking water Provide Project, as portion of his tour of the Northern Region.
Speaking at the ceremony on Tuesday, the President stated the Tamale H2o Supply Job seeks to extend the offer ability of the Tamale Metropolitan location, and also strengthen upon the flexibility of h2o source, by setting up a new drinking water source system which will count on the White Volta at Yapei, with a 29.7 million gallons for every day capability water cure plant.
“This will be, by far, the most significant water venture in the 5 northern areas, and the 2nd biggest in the record of our country,” he said.
Outlining the rationale for the Task, the President said that Tamale, like most parts of the state, is faced with quick population advancement, which, however, has been a crucial factor militating from the provision of ample social infrastructure for Ghanaians, with the desire for drinking water outstripping supply in Tamale.
He recounted how, in 1971, below the Progress Celebration Governing administration of the late Primary Minister Kofi Abrefa Busia, the Tamale Water Source Method, at Nawuni on the White Volta River, was manufactured to serve Tamale and its environs.
It, nevertheless, took governing administration of President John Agyekum Kufuor to make an intervention was designed to boost the drinking water offer scenario, by expanding the will work at Dalun, which provided the construction of a 20,000 cubic metre storage reservoir at Kukuo Yepalsi. This intervention amplified the production of the water treatment plant from 25,000 cubic metres for every working day to 40,000 cubic metres per day.
“I have recounted the heritage of h2o supply to Tamale in buy to position in proper context the significance of the latest intervention to meet the drinking water need for Tamale and its environs, looking at a planning horizon up to the calendar year 2040,” he explained.
Government, President Akufo-Addo stated, will construct a new water cure plant at Yapei, thus creating offered two h2o provide units functioning concurrently to supply h2o to Tamale and its environs in get to guarantee the availability of plenty of potable h2o in the Metropolis, as this will lengthen the coverage area of drinking water provide.
“To execute this venture on a turnkey foundation, Governing administration has secured a credit rating facility amounting to $223,287,979.56 from the Uk Export Finance and the Deutsche Financial institution AG, London Department,” he mentioned.
The President ongoing, “I am pleased to state that, on completion, the challenge will supply potable h2o to in excess of 792,000 inhabitants of Tamale and its environs.
“This ties in with Government’s agenda of making certain that, by the calendar year 2030, as enshrined in the United Nations Sustainable Enhancement Objectives, all Ghanaians will have entry to potable h2o, in other words and phrases, there will be ‘Water For All’”.
The beneficiary cities and communities of this Undertaking in Tamale and its environs include things like Cheshegu, Nanton, Yapei/Yipala, Chirifoyili, Nyankpala, Yepeligu, Dalun, Pong Tamale, Yoggo, Gbullung, Sanerigu, Zagayull, Gurugu, Sankpala, Zangbulung, Jisonayili, Savelegu, Kusawgu, Kakpagayili, Tibung, Bagabaga, Kanvili, Tolon, Tamale Township, Kumbungu, and Vitin.
Drinking water For All
Reiterating his Government’s policy to make certain that all the 16 locations of the place have obtain to water, he advised residents of Tamale that since he assumed in 2017, his Authorities has embarked on securing funding for the construction of water procedure plants, to boost access to water of the citizenry, and to create the enabling surroundings to draw in area as nicely as international buyers.
“I am joyful to announce that Federal government has secured funding for the Higher East, Tamale, Damongo, Yendi, Wenchi, and Keta Drinking water Provide Jobs. The Upper East Drinking water Source Venture, which commenced in 2018, is progressing steadily, even though the sod reducing for the Damongo and Yendi projects will get spot tomorrow, and individuals of Wenchi and Keta shortly,” he stated.
Upon completion, these tasks will serve a whole inhabitants of 1.6 million people today, adding that “in addition, Federal government has also secured funding for the building of the Sunyani H2o Supply Venture, Sekondi-Takoradi Water Provide Project, and Techiman Drinking water Source Venture, all issue to pending cupboard and parliamentary approvals.”
Authorities, the President assured, “is likely by means of the procedure of securing funding for the Tarkwa, Fanteakwa-Begoro, Hohoe, Assin Fosu, Kpong Phase II, and Dambai Drinking water Offer Tasks, as effectively as the Weija Dam Rehabilitation, and Barekese Dam Growth Tasks.”