Yapei gets GHS4 million water project
The District Chief Executive for Central Gonja District in the proposed Savannah Region, Mustaph Mahama has cut sod for work to commerce on a small town water projects at Yapei
Date Created : 1/25/2019 3:36:05 AM : Story Author : Ibrahim Mahafuzu Sappor/Ghanadistricts.com
The GHS4 million project is expected to be completed within eight calendar months and it is being funded by Government of Ghana and the International Development Agency through the Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CSWA).
Addressing the Chiefs, elders and people of Yapei at a brief ceremony at the project site, Mustapha said the project was in line with Government’s resolve to attaining universal water coverage for all Ghanaians and also a fulfilment of the pledge made by President Nana Addo in the run up to the 2016 elections to Yapeiwura Alhassan Soale and the people of Yapei to provide them reliable and portable drinking water.
He said improving access to potable water and ensuring safe sanitation is critical to achieving favourable health outcomes, which in turn facilitates economic growth.
Mr. Mustapha urged the contractor to at least offer 80% of the workforce of the projects to the teaming youth of Yapei and its environment to help boost the local economy of the area.
“Our youth are hardworking and readily available to work and as part of the local content of the project you are supposed to employ the from the community and its environs ”
The DCE also used the opportunity to thank the people of Gonjaland for voting overwhelmingly to endorse the creation of Savannah Region.
He informed the people of his plans to open up among others the roads between Yapei Yipala to Zoawu and Yapei Yipala to Bonyagasei.
Engineer Joe Jonas of Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CSWA) said the scope of the project include the construction of concreate tank, offices, and distribution lines from Ntereso to Yapei.
“The motive behind the project is to provide potable drinking water to every house, public stand pipes will also be provided for those who will not be able to lay the pipe into their various households”, he added.
He commended the DCE for his commitment for the project and further ask him to help them secure funding for the second phase of the project which will extend water to Kusawgu and Sankpala.
Yapeiwura Alhassan Soale in his speech thank the president and the DCE for their dedication towards providing Yapei and its environs with portable drinking water but was also optimistic the President will also fulfil his promise of carving out a New District from Central Gonja with its capital at Yapei and build Senior High School at Yapei.
Yapeiwura assured the DCE and the constructor of his support and that of the community to ensure a successful execution of the project.