Following the emergency drilling of a borehole that supplies 500,000 gallons of water a day to the community of Nsawam and its environs, the water crisis is gradually improving.
Aside the borehole, the Densu river bed, which has dried up, is being dredged by the Ghana Water Company Limited to create a wider river bed before the rains set in while emergency tanker services are being provided in some communities in the municipality.
The Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing, Dr. Kweku Agyeman Mensah, made these known when he paid a working visit to the Nsawam Municipality in the Eastern region on Wednesday.
This visit was to enable him get first-hand information on the current state of water delivery in the municipality.
The Eastern Regional Minster, Madam Mavis Ama Frimpong, Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Nsawam Adoagyiri, Mr. Ben Ohene Ayeh and some officials of the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) and the Ministry accompanied the Minister during the visit.
The Minister gave the assurance that more boreholes would be drilled to meet the 1million gallons a day supply to meet the demand of consumers and commended GWCL, the Assembly and National Security for their prompt response.
Dr. Agyeman-Mensah urged the people to protect and conserve water bodies. “Our water bodies are our only source of supply to the GWCL, they must be protected to ensure regular supply”, he said.
For her part, Madam Frimpong urged members of the community to start planting trees along banks of the water bodies stop farming close to water bodies and desist from illegal mining (galamsey).