The Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, Hon Freda Akosua Prempeh, has commissioned a water supply project at Mim in the Asunafo North municipal of the Ahafo region.
The project will allow constant flow of water to communities in and around Mim that have been hit with water shortages for 19 years.
An amount of GHC10,517,825.78 was invested by the Ghana government to ensure the operationalization of the Mim Water Supply Project.
The Mim Water project has been commissioned and will be managed by the Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA).
Hon Freda Prempeh commissioning the project on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, narrated that the Mim water supply system was constructed in 2003 under the IDA-SRWSP project and handed over to Mim Community Water System Management, but broke down in 2009.
"All the 45 boreholes public standpipes were damaged, distribution network broken down, one borehole decommissioned and leakage in the overhead concrete tank," she added.
Hon Prempeh stated that CWSA since taking over the system in 2018 has rehabilitated the existing boreholes together with their pump houses and replaced all the pumps, one being photovoltaic.
She brought to the fore that works carried out to bring the water system to optimal operation are the mechanization of two boreholes with a transmission line of 550m and the construction of pump houses and a solar farm.
Others include the laying of 19,300m of distribution pipe network, installation of pipe fittings, construction of Water System Management Office, construction of 10no, new standpipes and repair of 2no high level tanks.
Hon Freda Prempeh, who is also the MP for Tano North, in her speech, noted that access to clean water is not only a basic human need but also a necessity to sustain all forms of life.
"It is on this premise that President Nana Akufo Addo has initiated several water programmes and projects under the 'Water for All Agenda' to ensure the sustainable delivery of water services to the doorsteps of all citizens," she emphasized.
Hon Freda Prempeh pleaded with the communities to pay their water bills promptly and take good care of the project for the continuous flow of water, for both domestic and commercial purposes.
The program was attended by the Ahafo Regional Minister, George Boakye, the MCE of Asunafo North, Hon Osei Yaw Boahen, the CEO of CWSA, Aloysius Adjetey, and was chaired by the Paramount Chief of Mim Traditional Area, Okofrobour Dr Yaw Adjei II.