Municipal Chief Executive for Yilo Krobo Municipality of the Eastern Region, Mr Ebenezer Tetteh Kupualor, has commended Kloma Hengme; the Krobo Advocacy and Heritage Association, for its intervention in constructing a modernised hand pump hell for the people of Brukum in Yilo Krobo.
He explained that this will not only provide clean water source for the people who have lived in thirst for decades but will come as a big relief to the municipal assembly since many of its rural communities were currently in need of clean water.
The MCE urged the inhabitants to adopt a good maintenance culture to sustain the water facility.
He also made known the intention of the assembly to provide more boreholes to many deprived rural communities to give them access to clean water.
“This water facility, you must take good care of it so it lasts. With this facility, your days of living without water, especially in the harmattan [season], are now over. Your days of walking long distances in search of water are now over. Soon, through the assembly, I will construct more boreholes in all your communities and hamlets. I will let every electoral area to table their water challenges, and I will construct for all of them,” he pledged.
He made this known on Sunday at a mini-durbar of chiefs and people of Bukrum in Yilo Krobo when he delivered the keynote address to commission a water facility that has been constructed for the rural community by Kloma Hengme.
The MCE pledged to support Kloma Hengme with several bags of cement and other forms of support so that the association will be able to extend its pro-poor social interventionist initiative of providing clean water to other deprived rural communities in Krobo.
For his part, the Chief of Brukum, Nene Kofi Osanyongmor, said before Kloma Hengme’s intervention, the residents in the area used to sleep at the banks of streams and ponds in search of potable water, especially in the harmattan season.
He said in search of water, they used to leave home at 8:00 p.m., in the evening, climb the surrounding mountains and hills, and only return at dawn, most often with muddy water.
The chief explained that this usually affected school attendance of their children and the educational standards in the rural community.
He said the people of Bukrum would forever remain grateful to Kloma Hengme for coming to their aid.
In his speech, the Chairman of the Kloma Hengme Association, Isaac Tamatey Otu, expressed his appreciation to the MCE of the area for his support.
Story: Freeman KORYEKPOR AWLESU
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