Commissioning of Anomansa Water Project
The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Tuesday, 30th June, 2020 commissioned the Anomansa Cluster Water System, in the Mfantseman constituency, and the Papaase Cluster Water System, in the Awutu Senya West constituency, to symbolize the commissioning of 146 completed rural water systems in the Central Region.
The delivery of the 146 water systems in the Central Region has, also, moved the water coverage for the region from 63.8% to 70%, an increase of over 6% in three (3) years.
Commissioning the Anomansa Cluster Water System, President Akufo-Addo noted that the project, which was completed on 4th March, 2020, at a cost of GH¢4.2 million, is currently serving a population of seven thousand, four hundred (7,400) residents.
“I have been made to understand that the choice of the Amasamkrom Community, for the commissioning of the Anomansa Cluster Water System, is due to the fact that it is the central community in relation to all the nineteen (19) beneficiary communities within the cluster,” the President said.
He continued, “Further, Amasamkrom has worked hard to be officially declared an Open Defaecation Free (ODF) community. I urge the Municipal Chief Executive, Nananom, and all stakeholders to continue to work hard to maintain this status.”
The President was hopeful that the 146 water systems would go a long way to enhance the country’s collective efforts at protecting the citizenry from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Residents, he added, will now not have an excuse to respect the enhanced hygiene protocols of washing their hands regularly with soap under running water.
President Akufo-Addo assured the country that Government will not relent in its efforts to increase access to water for all, a manifesto commitment which remains a key priority.
“Together, let us all protect and help maintain the water infrastructure, which has come at such significant expense to the taxpayer,” he said.