President Akufo-Addo cuts sod for $49 million Damongo Water Project

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President Akufo-Addo has cut sod for the Damongo Water Project estimated at $49 million.

According to the President, the project is part of efforts “to accelerate the process of development to all parts of the country.”

The existing Damongo Water Supply System is based on water abstraction
from an irrigation dam. However, since 2005, the plant has not been in
operation due to siltation issues, resulting from unfavourable climatic
conditions.

This situation has, thus, led to inhabitants of Damongo having to
resort to private hand-dug wells and boreholes fitted with hand pumps for
their water needs.

“In recognition of these difficulties, as well as the result of population growth
and the new status of Damongo as the capital of the Savannah Region,
Government has decided to provide a befitting Water Supply System to
ensure the supply of reliable potable water to meet the water demands of
Damongo and its environs, for the rapid development of the Savannah
Region,” Nana Akufo-Addo said.

Adding that “government has secured a credit facility of forty-
nine million United States dollars (US$49,000,000.00) from the UK Export
Finance and Deutsche Bank AG.”

The project  is expected to meet the water demands for Damongo and its surrounding communities – a population of about 68,000 people.

The President further entreated “the beneficiary communities to help guarantee the sustainability and protection of this infrastructure. Government will continue to provide
socio-economic infrastructure across the country, so that all Ghanaians can
fulfill the dreams and aspirations of our forebears, who envisioned us to be a
free, democratic, prosperous and happy Ghana.”

SourceABC News

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