The Member of Parliament for Domeabra/Obom, Hon Sophia Karen Edem Ackuaku, has expressed dissatisfaction about the government’s failure to provide water for over 735 communities in the constituency.

According to her, the communities have been left out despite the fact that a pipeline has passed through the constituency.

She said the communities have no other sources of accessing drinking water and relied solely on private tanker sellers and streams which also come at a cost to the residents.

Hon Sophia Ackuaku expressed disappointment when she dragged the Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources to parliament on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, over the lack of water for over 735 communities in the Constituency.

The lawmaker wanted to know what plans the Ministry has to provide potable drinking water for the remaining communities

“Mr. Speaker, I rise to ask the Minister for  Sanitation and Water Resources the status of the water project that passes through Doblo to Kwame Anum and the plans the Ministry has to provide potable drinking water for the remainder of the 735 communities in the Domeabra Obom Constituency,” Ms. Sophia Karen Edem Ackuaku quizzed the Minister.

In response, the sector Minister, Madam Cecilia Abena Dapaah said the Domeabra-Obom Constituency is served by two different water systems including the  Nsawam Water Treatment Plant (WTP) serves Amasaman, Obeyeyie, Doblo, Ashalaja and Kwame Anum and the Weija Water Treatment Plant currently serving Obom, Domeabra, Amuzukope and Denkyira.

According to her, “the GWCL awarded a contract for the construction of 20km length of distribution pipelines in Doblo,” while Ashalaja and their environs area water is under the ongoing Waterworks Project.

“Mr Speaker, I am pleased to announce that the construction of the distribution pipelines which begun in September 2021 is completed. Mr Speaker, furthermore, the GWCL will, in a progressive manner, use internally generated funds to extend water supply to areas in the constituency which are currently not being served,” the Minister added.

The Minister told parliament the Domeabra  Obom District assembly has been tasked to mobilize Internal Generated Funds to enable the GWCL to complete the project for the residents to enjoy.

But the MP told Journalists after proceeding that, she is disappointed in the Minister’s response on grounds that the assembly IGF could not execute such a project.

In her view, the Government has a duty to provide water for the people and she would continue to push for the ministry to come to the aide of the residents to access water which is a fundamental human right.


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