The Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, Mrs Cecilia Dapaah, on Tuesday, paid a working visit to Ho and Agordeme, all in the Volta Region to inspect two ongoing project works.
The first visit took her to the Ho multipurpose Youth Sports Centre which is hosting this year’s Ghana Independence Anniversary and the site of the Keta Water Supply and Rehabilitation and Expansion ongoing project at Agordeme in the southern Volta enclave communities.
At the Independence venue, the Minister accompanied by Lord Commey, chairman of the National Independence Anniversary Committee and Dr Archibald Letsa, the Volta Regional Minister, inspected the various stages of work at the venue as the D-Day draws nearer.
Mrs Dapaah’s inspection is focused on adequate provision of water and sanitary facilities on site to ensure conducive environment for attendees.
After going round the wash rooms in the public stands and VIP enclosures, she expressed her satisfaction for work done but however entreated the Ghana Water Company Limited to fast-track the connection of the main pipeline to the stadium outlets.
Mr Commey expressed dissatisfaction at the delay in handing over the perimeter for the markings for commencement of rehearsals but he was assured that the perimeter would be available for the military detachment that is in Ho for a successful anniversary celebration.
Infact the Ghanaian Times can confirm that the rehearsals as promised has started in full swing yesterday morning as helicopter maneuvers over the city has started in earnest, breathing an air of expectant anniversary mood over the populace.
Dr Letsa in his observation said Ho was going to deliver one of the best anniversary celebrations since the regime of regional rotation was implemented by the current government to build inclusiveness and boost local economy in the regions.
He was confident that, everything would be ready before the day as everyone in Ho and generally the surrounding towns in the Volta Region.
During the second leg of her tour to Agordeme, the Minister inspected the ongoing project of the Keta Water Supply and Rehabilitation and Expansion Project, and expressed her satisfaction of work done so far.
She was optimistic that the project could be completed this year for the people of Keta and its surrounding areas to enjoy regular potable water.
The Keta Water Supply Rehabilitation and Expansion project aimed to improve water and sanitation conditions in the southern Volta Region.
It involved the rehabilitation of the existing Keta Water Treatment Plant in Agordeme to restore to its full capacity of 7,200 cubic metres per day while the construction of a new water treatment plant will produce 35,000 cubic metres per day for communities in and around Keta such as Sogakope, Anloga and Agordeme.
FROM LAWRENCE MARKWEI, HO