The Upper East Regional Minister, Stephen Yakubu is inviting investors to the Upper East Region. Speaking at the Upper East Region’s turn at the State at the Region Report at the Ministry of Information’s Press Centre, Mr. Yakubu said the region is prime for investors.
After the 37-million dollar rehabilitation of the Tono dam, a world of opportunities have been opened for prospective investors, the Upper East Regional Minister said
“I must also add that with the rehabilitation, the Tono Dam now serves three (3) purposes; it’s original mandate of irrigation for all year round farming, fish farming and domestic water supply which has come to solve the acute water shortage problem of the region.”
“We had the privilege to have His Excellency the President commission the water expansion project only two (2) months ago which supplies water to Bolgatanga, Navrongo, Paga and its environs.”
Farm raised fish in Tono, the Regional Minister said, is palatable. “If you want tilapia, you do not have to come to Accra to buy. You go to Tono, there’s fresh tilapia from our own waters. So please, come and try the taste of Tono tilapia,” he said.
Commercial entities and private homes within the Bolgatanga Municipality and Bawku Municipalities as well as those within the Navrongo zone of the Kassena Nankana Municipality have been assured of a continuous flow of water up until 2040, all things being equal.
This is because the Tono Water Project has been completed and is online thus serving customers within the aforementioned areas.
The water project at the Tono Dam is managed by the Ghana Water Company Limited. To ensure that more homes and businesses within the areas
“Government has been able to secure money to construct a new treatment plant situated at Tono. This treatment plant would be able to produce 20,500m3 of water per day. This water that is there is supposed to serve the customer even up to 2040. It is a large volume of water available to serve residents within these catchment areas”.
“With the availability of this water, we think that access now, to water would be easy”.
This came to light when the Upper East Regional Manager of the Ghana Water Company (GWCL), Hanson Mensah Akutteh spoke to the media today, Thursday, March 10, 2022. This was after a closed-door meeting with the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) in Bolgatanga, the Upper East Regional Capital.
Mr. Akutteh said the GWCL is working to expand its coverage to be able to reach more customers. 20 kilometres of pipes have been laid to help with the expansion of coverage. This would mean additional 4,800 households would be added to the already existing system.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana