THE Adaklu District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr Emmanuel Sky Ganaku has described recent media reports that most communities in the district relied solely on the Tordze River as their only source of water, as untrue and malicious.
“In the district capital, Waya for instance, there are two poly tanks, each with a capacity of 20,000 litres and a third one is set to be procured for the community,” he said.
According to the DCE, the Abuadi community also has a 20,000 litre poly tank while Trsefe has a similar facility and boreholes.
He said that there were about 70 communities in the Adaklu District and many of them relied on mechanised boreholes for water.
“It, therefore, beggars belief how the queen of Waya, Mama Dzakuia allowed herself to be used by a section of the media to come out with such a distorted story”, Mr Ganaku told The Ghanaian Times in an interview at Tsrefe on Monday.
The DCE said 15 of the communities had also just been provided with poly tanks.
He said some of the communities had already complained that the water from the boreholes was salty.
However, Mr Ganaku, said that under the Five-District-Water Project, water would soon be extended from Adidome to the Adaklu District and that would bring greater relief to the communities.
Apart from the water issue, the DCE said that 16 basic schools had benefitted from six-unit and three-unit classroom blocks, while a court of law had been opened in Waya.
Meanwhile, seven health projects, including CHPS compounds had been implemented in addition to various “buildings of governance”.
Still on infrastructural development, Mr Ganaku said that the Akwetey-Waya-Mafi Kumase and the Tsrefe-Waya roads had been awarded on contract.
“So, a lot of progress had taken place in the last few years and they are evident on the ground”, he added.
From Alberto Mario Noretti, Adaklu-Tsrefe