The Minister Designate for the Savannah Region Mr Saeed Muhazu Jibril has disclosed that government is putting in place interim measures to solve the Damongo water crisis.

Mr Saeed Jibril in a speech as part of activities marking two (2) years of the creation of the Savannah Region said the Ghana Water Company has since deployed two water tankers to help in the distribution of water in the Damongo township.

He added that 30 boreholes which includes 15 mechanised boreholes and 15 hand pumps have also been secured by the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Damongo Constituency Hon. Samuel Abu Jinapor as part of the interim measures to help solve the water crisis situation in the Damongo municipality.

Mr Saeed Jibril said drilling of the boreholes has commenced and will soon end the water shortage situation even before the project that is underway is completed.

He further disclosed that he will be meeting with all the Members of Parliament in the Savannah Region towards the development of the region.

He assured the people of the Savannah Region that whatever is due for the development of the infant region will surely be brought into the region.

The Damongo township is currently facing serious water crisis following the drying down of the Agriculture Dam main which is the main source of drinking water that has left women and children walking miles and spending hours at the few working area boreholes to get water for their families with students sacrificing their studies to search for water leading to an increment in the cost of the basic commodity.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in June 2020 cut the sod for work to begin on the construction of the Damongo Water Supply Project at the cost of USD49 million financed by the UK Export Finance and Bank aimed at supplying portable water to the people of Damongo township and its surrounding communities.

The project is estimated to supply water to 68,000 people with an average demand of Eight Thousand, Eight Hundred (8,800) cubic metres of water daily.

Source: /Zion Abdul-Rauf