May 10, 2021

Member of Parliament for Navrongo Central, Tangombu Sampson Chiragia has said the two dams constructed under the One Village One Dam (1V1D) in his constituency have currently dried up.

According to him he regrets he did not listen to a colleague who advised him to take a picture of the dried up dam.

He made this known in an interview to ascertain how, 1V1D is helping his constituency which is a farming one.

Mr. Chiragia further pointed out that dams that were constructed during the Nkrumah and Acheampong regimes numbering ten that needed desilting have left unattended to. “This is my biggest problem”, adding that they only need small assistants to carry out this exercise to make the dams useful to the people.

“As for 1V1D forget them, they have become ponds and there is no water in them as at January 2021. They were not well constructed and cannot be used for irrigation purposes; those constructed under Nkrumah had channels attach to them and can be used when desilted”.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/