President Akufo-Addo has commissioned the Anomansa Cluster Water System, in the Mfantseman constituency, and the Papaase Cluster Water System, in the Awutu Senya West constituency, to symbolize the commissioning of 146 completed rural water systems in the Central Region.
With construction of each of the 146 water systems, commencing in 2017, with a US$47.5 million credit facility from the World Bank, the beneficiary municipal and district assemblies namely, Awutu Senya West, Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam, Assin South, Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa, Gomoa West, Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese, Mfantseman and Agona West.
In all, 154,826 people would be served with pipe borne water in these communities. Similarly, 6,118 households have been supported to construct household latrines.
The delivery of the 146 water systems in the Central Region has, also, moved the water coverage for the region from 63.8% to 70%, an increase of over 6% in three (3) years.
Commissioning the Anomansa Cluster Water System, President Akufo-Addo noted that the project, which was completed on 4th March, 2020, at a cost of GH¢4.2 million, is currently serving a population of seven thousand, four hundred (7,400) residents.
“I have been made to understand that the choice of the Amasamkrom Community, for the commissioning of the Anomansa Cluster Water System, is due to the fact that it is the central community in relation to all the nineteen (19) beneficiary communities within the cluster,” the President said.
He continued, “Further, Amasamkrom has worked hard to be officially declared an Open Defaecation Free (ODF) community. I urge the Municipal Chief Executive, Nananom, and all stakeholders to continue to work hard to maintain this status.”