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Don’t commercialize small town water system-Collins Dauda warn water management team


From 26 November, 2014, the people of Tatale and Kuyuli in the Tatatle/ Sanguli district will no longer compete with animals for water in BARASS in Tatale, the only dug out which serves as a source of drinking water for both humans and animals.

Children in the area will not also spend hours in search of water to the detriment of school. At a point, some officers were resisting from posting to Tatale because of the water problem resulting in deficiency in human resources which is a key ingredient for development.

The people in the Tatale and Kuyuli were depending on the hand-dug well and the BARASS dug out both of which easily dry up particularly in dry season.

But for the intervention of government with financial and technical support from the Canadian government, the communities have started drawing water taps. The two million three hundred and seventy-four thousand Ghana cedis water facility which contains sanitation package.

This will not only provide potable water but also help improve sanitation of the people. District Chief Executive for Tatale/Sanguli, Nicholas Waake at the commissioning of the small town water system described the project as joy and relief for the people in the area.

A representative of the Canadian high commission said Anik Desmeul-Raggio’s patience, hard work and technology came together to make difference, since Ghana’s independence in 1957.

 Canada has been a trusted and loyal development partner of Ghana. It has a long history in the Northern, Upper East and Upper West regions particularly in water and sanitation sector.

It has helped in providing potable drinking water and sanitation services to over 1.3 million people. As the partnership of the two countries increased, Canada increased its support in water and sanitation sector. She expressed the hope that school children make good use of institutional latrines provided. Cue in

Water resource, works and housing minister, Alhaji Collins Dauda warned water management team in Tatale/Sanguli district not to commercialize the water system.

The small town water system project, Alhaji Collins Dauda noted is an opportunity for business community to establish shops for the water systems spare parts to help quicken the fixing of broken pipes.

We cannot always run to Tamale or Kumasi to bring the parts to the districts, hence the need for shops to be established to help quicken the fixing of broken pipes of the system. Government, he said, is bringing rural people closer to the urban areas of the country. Residents interested in connecting water to their homes will have to give their names with the management of the assembly for registration before they can connect.  


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