February 18, 2011

The Member of Parliament for Okaikoi South, Nana Akomea, says he is amazed at the reasons adduced by President John Evans Attah Mills for the improvement in water supply to Accra.

The President during his state of the nation address yesterday stated that some progress is being made in the existing water supply situation as through rationing, many parts of Accra including Adenta now have access to water.

He added that the rehabilitation of water treatment plant and pipelines at Kpong which is expected to start this year as well as the ongoing ATMA Rural Water Supply Project will go a long way in further improving water supply.

However speaking on Metro TV’s Good Morning Ghana show today, Nana Akomea who is also the Director of Communications for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) says he is shocked at the President happily touting that, rationing as a measure had helped improve the water situation in Accra instead of building more water treatment projects.

“This government has decided to ration everything even including reshuffles, they announce reshuffles in bits, it is important that the government find lasting solution to the existing water problem, rationing is definitely not the answer” he said.

Nana Akomea questions why Ghana which is blessed with many water bodies should still grapple with adequate supply of water for its citizens, urging the government to construct more water treatment plants to bring some relief to areas that have no water.

Story by: Kwadwo Anim/ghanamps.gov.gh