Hon. George Ofori, the Kwahu Afram Plains South District Chief Executive (DCE) in the Eastern Region, has handed over three (3) No. boreholes to the three major communities in the District as part of efforts to address challenges of access to potable water.
The three communities are Tease, Maame Krobo and Ekye which are the major and larger communities within the District.
At separate functions to commission the boreholes, the DCE noted that the Assembly prioritized the construction of boreholes in the market centres of these communities in the district to enhance access to potable water.
Mr George Ofori said the Assembly has constructed a number of boreholes in various communities in the District within the last three and half years.
He said the water from the boreholes were tested to ensure that it was safe for human consumption and devoid of high fluoride, which is a major issue in the district.
He expressed optimism that the boreholes would ease the water problems and contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly goal six.
He assured the people that when the government retained power in the upcoming general elections more development projects would be rolled out and access to potable water for domestic and use would be a thing of the past.
The DCE urged the residents to keep the surroundings of the boreholes clean to avoid the breed of reptiles and mosquitoes.
He urged the chiefs and people of the beneficiary communities to develop a management system to ensure proper maintenance of the facilities.
The Chiefs and people of the communities expressed gratitude to the DCE and the government for the support and said it was a relief, especially to women and children, who travelled far distances to access potable water.
Nana Adu Parko II, the Pitiku Chief, commended the DCE for the support, especially providing water for the people of Tease. He mentioned that Tease being the District capital has increase in population and that there has been the need to construct a small water system in order to serve the larger people of water.
Nana Anim, the Chief of Ekye Community, also commended the DCE for the swift response to the water situation and appealed to the market women to handle the facility with care.