President inaugurates GH¢1.2m water facility

President Mahama(middle)drinkung water after the commssioning, (inset) Photo Geoffrey Buta

President Mahama(middle)drinkung water after the commssioning, (inset) Photo Geoffrey Buta

President John Dramani Mahama yesterday inaugurated a water facility for the people of Kparigu, a farming community in the West Mamprugu District of the Northern Region.

The project which cost GH¢1.2 million was funded by the government and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).

The facility which will be producing 45,0000 gallons of water daily, is expected to serve over 7,000 residents in Kparigu and its surrounding communities.

President Mahama inaugurating it said, it was part of the government’s effort to provide potable drinking water to the people of the country irrespective of their location.

He said providing the community with good drinking water would help enhance the health status of the people in the area saying, “water is life”.

The president stated that government’s commitment of transforming lives was on course and that every single area in the country would have its share of development.

President Mahama who is currently on his final lap of the “Accounting to the People Tour” of the Northern Region stressed that government had brought a lot of development projects to the area.

He stressed that the government had undertaken a lot of development in the area than any other government in the history of the country.

President Mahama added that government had not discriminated against any district in the country, stressing that development projects were springing up across the country.

He said that about 11 big water facilities had been inaugurated across the length and breadth of the country.

The president also indicated that many communities had been opened up with good roads, while several communities had new and improved health facilities.

Many schools he said, had been constructed in many communities with the view to improving quality teaching and learning in the country.

Earlier the President paid a courtesy call on the Nayiri at his palace and urged the chiefs to cooperate and collaborate with government to ensure peace and stability.

He said, it was only under a peaceful atmosphere and unity of purpose that the government could be able to develop the country.

President Mahama impressed on the overlord of Mamprugu to continue to work for sustained peace in the area.

The Nayiri Naa Bohugu Abdulai Mahami Sheriga, overlord of Mamprugu commended the president for the numerous projects in his traditional area.

He pointed out that under the President, the area had a health training institution, teacher training college and the construction of the Walewale – Gambaga road.

Naa Sheriga however, appealed to the President for the renovation of the Mamprugu Traditional Council building which he said, was in a dilapidated state.

The President also inspected the 27-kilometre Gambaga-Walewale road which is near completion.

He interacted with students and teachers of the Nelerigu Senior High School and promised to provide the school with a modern Information and Communication Technology facility.

President Mahama also cut sod for the construction of an office complex for West Mamprugu District Education Directorate.

From Yakubu Abdul-Majeed, Kparigu

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