The Parliamentary Candidate (PC) for Navrongo Central constituency, on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Simon Aworigo, has unveiled a plan to drill 35 hand pump boreholes across 35 communities within the area.
The initiative stems from a combination of community requests and the stark reality of residents relying on streams and other unreliable water sources for their daily needs.
In an exclusive interview with our reporter, Moses Apiah, Simon Aworigo revealed that the decision to embark on this project was driven by the urgent need for improved water accessibility in the area.
“Many communities have reached out to me, expressing their struggles with access to clean and safe drinking water. Some at the time relied on streams, while others faced various challenges in securing potable water or perhaps had to walk a distance to access potable water. This initiative is a response to their pleas and a commitment to improving the overall well-being of the constituents,” said Mr. Aworigo.
According to the parliamentary candidate, significant progress has already been made, with 15 boreholes successfully drilled and awaiting commissioning for public use.
The remaining boreholes, he said, are currently in the drilling process, marking a positive step towards achieving the target of 35 hand pump boreholes for the various communities in need.
“The provision of clean water is not only a basic necessity for health but also a catalyst for community development,” he said, emphasizing the importance of reliable water sources in promoting hygiene, reducing waterborne diseases, and creating an environment conducive to growth and prosperity.
Speaking to some of the beneficiary residents, they expressed optimism and gratitude for the parliamentary candidate’s initiative, acknowledging the potential transformative impact on their daily lives.
They indicated further that the boreholes will not only impact their lives positively but collectively improve the communities’ shared needs.
The PC gave the assurance that the second phase of the boreholes will soon be commissioned before the end of the year.