K NANKANA W:DCE calls for collaboration to boost dug-outs for residents
The District Chief Executive for the Kassena Nankana West District Assembly, Thomas Dalu Addah has underscored the need for more dams and dug-outs to facilitate agric related activities in the area.
The Assembly in partnership with some non-governmental organization(NGO’s) like World Vision and other stakeholders has made some level of efforts into providing sufficient potable water system spread across the deprived communities in the area, but open water system to boost farming in the whole district is limited in number, he stated.
In an interaction with Ghanadistricts.com to unveil the water situation in the district and the attempt made by the assembly to improve the water system in the district, Mr. Dalu Addah noted that marked efforts had over the years been initiated to boost access to potable water.
He claimed that the assembly is increasing momentum on potable water provision as currently the assembly is making plans to drill additional 30 boreholes in the underprivileged localities of the district besides the significant number of water facilities provided in the past by the assembly together with the Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA).
However the DCE expressed worry that it is unable to meet the demands on dams and dug-outs for farming activities in the area.
He said last year the implementation of the ‘Food for work’ project saw the rehabilitation of certain two dams, but quickly added that there was the need to construct more dug-outs since the existing ones were very limited to relatively serve the residents who are predominantly farmers.
He therefore called for support from some development partners and NGO’s to increase dams and dug-outs for the purpose of improving agric in the area.