The chief of Ejura Traditional Area, Barimah Osei Hwedie II has cut sod for work to begin on the re-construction of the Ejura Community Water Supply Project in the Ashanti Region.
The GH¢15 million Water Supply Project being financed by Government of Ghana with support from German Bank was initiated by the vice President of Ghana Dr Alhaji Mahamadu Bawumia aimed at providing clean water to over 41,000 people in Ejura Township and its surrounding communities.
The project which is expected to supply over 10,000 cubic metres of water daily to households in Ejura, forms part of government efforts to improve access to potable water and sanitary conditions in the area.
Ejurahene's indebtedness to Dr Bawumia
Speaking at a ceremony for the commencement of the work on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, the Chief of Ejura Traditional Area Barimah Osei Hwedie II commended the Akufo-Addo led government for initiating more pro-poor projects to help the vulnerable in society.
"Communities in Ejura are very grateful to President Akuffo Addo and his vice Dr Alhaji Mahamadu Bawumia for supporting numerous development projects in the area.
"Their administration has touched virtually every sector of the Economy as far as Ejura residents are concerned and will forever be indebted to their exceptional leadership," he said.
Ejura water crisis
Barimah Osei Hwedie II however disclosed that the existing water supply system at Ejura which was constructed by residents 20 years ago has not been operational due to a number of factors.
"Due to these difficulties as well as a considerable increase in population growth, the traditional council has teamed up with government.
"To construct a befitting water supply system to meet water demands of Ejura Township and its surrounding communities," he said.
He added that Dr Bawumia has touched the lives of Ejura Residents in unimaginable ways by pushing for the construction of the water supply project.
He reiterated his traditional council's commitment to accelerating the development of Ejura Communities.
He however called on the people to support the project to make it a reality.
The MCE speech
For his part, the Municipal Chief Executive for Ejura-Sekyedumase Hon Dr Kingsley Osei said the project is estimated to supply water to 41,000 people with an average demand about of 10,000 cubic metres of water daily.
He disclosed that the project when completed will have an ultramodern office complex for managers of the facility, 51 kilometres distribution and transmission pipelines, 40 standpipes, 12 mechanized boreholes and one high level tank.
He was optimistic that the project will improve the living standards of the people.
He entreated the beneficiaries to help ensure the sustainability and protection of the infrastructure.