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Damongo Water: We are not sending water to homes - Dr. Braimah

The Managing Director of Ghana Water Company, Dr. Clifford Braimah has told the media in the Savannah region that the project being worked on to supply residents of Damongo with water will not be extended to homes. 

Dr. Braimah said what they are working on a limited water system for the  town.

The system will see a new overhead tank built at Yipala to add to an already existing one at Jafo to store water that will be treated and pumped fro Broto, he said. 

Stand-pipes and water hydrants will then be provided at vantage places in the town for people and tankers to fetch from.

"We are doing a limited distribution system, we are not going to go to people's homes. If you go to Jafo, there is an overhead tank there, so we are building a new one at Yipala then we build stand-pipes around and hydrants so that when you bring a tanker here, where to go and get water to supply people is a difficulty so we are going to create that so that even tankers can be able to supply water."

Dr. Braimah said studies conducted at Broto show the water source at the community can supply provide 500 cubic metres of water a day and can supply about 15,0000 people a day. 

According to him, the population of Damongo is not up to 25,000,  so the Broto water source is significant and can supply water to the population at least every 3 days. 

Government is now working to supply Damongo with water from Broto, a community in the West Gonja Municipality 3 years after sod was cut by the president for a water project that was to be supplied from the white Volta River. 

The Managing Director of Ghana Water Company limited in the same interview with the media in Damongo blamed the Domestic Debt Exchange Programme for the delay in executing the original project. 

Ðr. Clifford said the new system being worked on will be completed by the end of 2023.

Video is below 

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