April 2, 2014

Intervention by the Member of Parliament for Abuakwa South, Samuel Atta Akyea has helped to resolve the serious water crises that confronted the Asiakwa community.

Ten Thousand Ghana cedis (GHs10, 000) was expended to fix water systems in the area to ensure residents have access to potable water. The system helps to draw water from the ground, treat it before distributing to the communities.

Increased mining activity in the Abuakwa South constituency is really affecting lives of residents and one of the worse affected areas is water. Birim River, the main water body which used to be a reliable source of water to the people has been severely polluted forcing residents in the mining community to look elsewhere for water. Worse still, even boreholes in some communities also show signs of the presence of dangerous chemicals forcing people to abandon them. The result therefore is severe water crises in most of the communities.

Meanwhile, Mr. Atta Akyea said there is a major plan to assist all communities in the constituency with boreholes some of which would be mechanized to ensure regular and reliable supply of water to residents.

Dominic Shirimori/Ghanamps.gov.gh