A strategy plan has been prepared by Dr. Freda Prempeh, Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, to solve the problems with water delivery that the Konu, Seva, and Anyako villages in the Keta Constituency are facing.
Speaking before the legislature, she described in detail the problems with water shortages in these places, highlighting the low yield and poor quality of the currently-existing privately drilled wells and community-managed boreholes.
The minister responded to these problems by revealing that a preliminary examination had been carried out by Ghana Water Limited (GWL), which highlighted the finding of satisfactory water quality in private boreholes at Heluvi, a village located 4km from Anyako.
Additionally, Freda Prempeh offered the following thorough three-tiered intervention plan:
“Drilling two mechanized boreholes at Heluvi and extending pipelines from Heluvi to Anyako, Konu, and Seva to enhance water supply. The estimated cost for this project is GHS 1.2 million, to be funded through GWL’s Internally Generated Funds (IGF).
“Medium term Intervention drilling five additional boreholes and constructing ancillary structures to ensure sustainable water supply to the communities, with an estimated cost of 5 Million Ghana Cedis. This initiative will also be funded using IGF.
“Implementing the second phase of the Keta Water Supply Expansion Project, featuring a new 20,000 cubic meters per day (4.4MGD) Water Treatment Plant at Agordome. The expansion project aims to supply water to beneficiary communities, including Anyako, Konu, and Seva. The project, estimated to cost not exceeding EUR 100 million, will include the construction of 100km of Dy 700mm transmission pipelines, storage reservoirs, and varying sizes of distribution pipelines. Additionally, existing distribution pipelines will be improved, and pump capacities of booster pumping stations upgraded.”
Assuring that GWCL is actively interacting with potential investors who have expressed interest in supporting the project with backing from donor partners is Freda Prempeh.
Kwame Dzudzorli Gakpey asked questions on the efforts taken to solve the shortage of potable drinking water in the Anyako, Konu, and Seva areas. In answer, the minister provided a thorough strategy.