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Mar 30, 2012

Water project for Tamale

H. E John Mahama, the Vice-President says, more than 50,000 people in three districts of the Northern Region have access to potable water, following the inauguration of the Tamale Water Expansion Project estimated at $5 million project.


According to him, the project forms part of the compact rural development activity to improve the availability of ancillary services, such as school infrastructure, water, extension of electricity of power agric-businesses, and for domestic use.

The Veep noted “the daily drudgery that the girl-child goes through in search of clean water will be reduced significantly, in the beneficiary communities.”

He said, with the inauguration of the water scheme, Ghana has moved a step further towards attaining the Millennium Development Goal on Water and Sanitation.

Mr. Mahama expressing government’s appreciation to the Millennium Challenge Corporation and the Millennium Development Authority and urged the Ministries, Departments and Agencies to ensure that the projects are completed on schedule.

Mr. Martin Eson-Benjamin, Chief Executive of the MiDA, on his part said the availability of potable water in the three districts will help to eradicate guinea worm there.

He said the project came as a result of the collaborative efforts of the MiDA, MCC, the beneficiary metropolitan and the district assemblies, respective ministries and their sector agencies and the Carter Centre of the United States.

Mr. Julie Furuta-Toy, Deputy Head of Mission of the United States Embassy, in Accra also hoped the projects will be immense benefit to all.

The project funded under the Millennium Challenge Account Compact, is supplying 17 farming communities within the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly, Tolon-Kumbungu and the Savelugu-Nanton districts.

Source: ISD