19 November 2012

Ghana: Mechanised Water for Abenase Community

The people of Abenase, a farming community with a population of about 4,000 people in the Ejisu Municipality of the Ashanti Region, have built a modern mechanised water system to help solve the water problems facing them.

The project, which was initiated by the people, was constructed at the cost of GH¢23,350, was funded through a fundraising and special levy on the people of Abenase and Asapong.

Richmond Frimpong, Assembly Member for Abenase, who commissioned the project, commended the people for their selflessness and commitment to their own wellbeing, by bringing the project to reality.

He appealed to the government to, as a matter of urgency, provide people in the rural communities in the country with potable drinking water.

Mr. Frimpong lamented on the current situation where people in the rural communities struggle to get clean water for domestic use.

He indicated that the Abenase electoral area lacked some key basic amenities needed to raise the living standard of the people, and urged the government to show concern in this area, since, from observation, people living in a rural areas often do not get their fair share of the national cake.

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