Member of Parliament (MP) for North Tongu Constituency of the Volta Region, Samuel Okudzeto-Ablakwa, has indicated his commitment and preparedness to develop permanent solutions to provide water facilities to residents who live in communities along the banks of Black Volta.
According to the outspoken NDC MP, he was devastated when he read recent news report carried by Today newspaper on the acute water crisis in some communities within the constituency.
Today reported that people who sell water had taken advantage of the situation and were selling a gallon of water for GH¢ 1.00 to the residents.
Addressing an annual mini-durbar of the chiefs and people of Mepe Traditional Area held on Saturday June 16, 2018, Mr. Okudzeto-Ablakwa expressed grave concern about the predicament of the residents in those communities and assured them that their problem would soon be a thing of the past.
He said, he had engaged the service of an engineer to check the land for construction of mechanic bore holes for his constituents.
He revealed that, his constituency had been captured under the five-community projects to be constructed by the government with the grant facility of US$ million secured from the Chinese government.
He further revealed that Parliament had approved US$ 7 million funding for the construction of five-community water projects, which, he hoped, would solve the water situation in the area.
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