WATER FINALLY FLOWS IN KROBO AREA AFTER THREAT OF DEMONSTRATION BY THE YOUTH
5/27/2012 6:25:46 PM -
May 25, 2012, Odumase-Krobo: Following the threat by Kloma Gbi, a Krobo Youth group to embark on a demonstration in protest against the acute water shortage in the Krobo areas and the subsequent intervention by the Water Resources, Works and Housing Minister, Hon. E. T. Mensah, the Kpong Water Works has restored water supply in strict adherence to a directive issued by the minister.
The minister issued the directive after an emergency meeting with the leadership of Kloma Gbi in his office last Thursday.
Currently, treated water is running in the hitherto de-activated domestic taps in the Lower Manya Krobo area to be followed later in the day with the restoration of supply to the Yilo Krobo areas. Taps that last run between six months and one year are all actively flowing with treated water from the facility.
The leadership of the group is meeting officials of the Treatment Facility to negotiate the regularity of supply early Monday morning after which feedback would be given to the Regional Manager of the facility and the minister as directed.
The Director of Communication of Kloma Gbi, Henking Adjase-Kodjo said 'It is not enough for water supply to be restored today only to cease flowing a day after, we are demanding an uninterrupted supply as the host of the Kpong and Bukunor Treatment Plants in the Lower and Upper Manya Krobo Districts respectively'.
He said 'We are going to the negotiation table on Monday for further discussions; we are however grateful to the minister and his deputy for their swift intervention'.