A small water system project has been inaugurated at the Binaba Health Facility in the Bawku West District of the Upper East Region to ease the challenges of water shortage at the facility and the community at large.


The project, implemented by Water Aid Ghana, a Non-Governmental Organization, at the cost of fifteen thousand Ghana cedis (GH¢15,000.00), includes a mechanized borehole with solar panels to power the machines without electricity.


Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, Mr Mohammed Abdul Nashiru, Country Director, Water Aid Ghana, appealed to community members to take absolute control and maintenance of the facility since the facility belonged to them.


Mr Nashiru urged them to fast-track the formation of a Management Board for proper management of the facility.


The chief of Binaba Traditional Area and chairman for the occasion, Naba Moses Appiah Abaare, expressed appreciation to Water Aid Ghana for the initiative and urged the community members to support efforts at maintaining the facility.


In another development, Mr Nashiru Cut the sod for the construction of a modern toilet facility for the Binaba Health Centre and the rehabilitation of a Small Water System for the Binaba and kusanaba townships, all at the cost of three hundred and thirty-four thousand, nine hundred and ninety-five Ghana cedis, thirty pesewas (GHC334,995.30).


In an address delivered on his behalf, Hon. Frank Fuseini Adongo, Member of Parliament for Bawku West and the Deputy Minister for Upper East Region, acknowledged the partnership the District Assembly had enjoyed with Water Aid, especially in the areas of water and sanitation.


Hon Adongo said the Assembly would continue to collaborate with organizations like Water Aid, Ghana to mitigate the challenges of water crises in the District.


The total cost of the three projects is three hundred and fifty thousand Ghana cedes GH¢ (349, 995.30)


Sourc: ISD (Abdul Aziz Abubakar)