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14.05.2008 Regional News

Abokobi-Madina MP Assures Constituents Of Regular Water Supply

By Sandra Nyamekye - newtimesonline.com

The Member of Parliament for Abokobi–Madina Constituency, Amadu B. Sorogho, has assured the people in his constituency that the water crisis in the area will soon be over.

He said the government has released 20 million dollars for the commencement of the water project at Weija which will address the problem.

In an interview with the Times, Mr. Sorogho said, The assurances given to me in Parliament is that by October this year the water crisis in this constituency will be drastically reduced if not eliminated.

He said, Areeba, now MTN, provided the 20 million dollars as part of its social responsibility to solve the water problem.

Mr Sorogho said his constituency which is made up of both urban and rural settings expressed concern about the pace at which the urban water crisis is being handled.

The urban areas, he explained include Adenta West, Madina West, Zongo and surrounding areas with the rural areas comprising Pantang, Abokobi, Danfa among others.

He said DANIDA has assisted with the provision of boreholes and wells in some communities in the rural areas of the constituency.

He also said that, he has appealed to the Ghana Water Company Limited to provide boreholes at Accra Training College and Zongo Junction at Madina to help curb the acute water shortage in those areas.

Touching on education, Mr Sorogho said education is very important to national development and he has presented 100 dual desks worth GH¢7,000 to five schools in the constituency.

He said he organised free vacation classes for the pupils to enhance their academic performances.

Mr Sorogho said that best teachers in the basic education, junior and senior high school would be awarded for their hard work in June this year.

He said, 116 needy students have been awarded scholarships, and hoped that the number would increase with time.

He assured the people in his constituency that a new hospital will soon be built to meet their health needs.

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