The vision of providing portable and safe water to the people of the Municipality will very soon see the light of day. This declaration was made by the Municipal Chief Executive of Ejura Sekyedumase, Hon. Dr. Kingsley Osei at a ceremony on Wednesday; 17th August 2022.
The ceremony which was held at the Forecourt of the Ejurahene’s palace was to officially introduce two construction firms billed to work on the reconstruction of the Ejura Water System to stake holders. The firms were Pump Tech Limited and Construction Dynamics.
In his address, Hon. Dr. Kingsley Osei noted that as the saying goes that “Water is life”, the Assembly and for that matter the Government could not have bettered the lives of the people of Ejura without looking at the water situation in the town hence the reconstruction of the Water System to alleviate the water problems of the town.
According to Dr. Osei, the Ejura water project was started in the year 2000 and handed over to the Assembly in 2001 for management. The facility which had a fifteen (15) year life span began having major technical challenges in 2017 when three (3) of the nine (9) feeder bore holes started malfunctioning.
The Ejura Water supply which is a community-initiated project is being financed by 5% Community contributions , another 5% by the Municipal Assembly (Government of Ghana) with the German Government providing the remaining 90% of the project cost through KFW (German Bank of Reconstruction).
Hon. Dr. Osei added that by way of expansion on the old system, 6km of pipelines would be added to the 25km already in existence that among others supplied water to the Ejura Agric College which has a 43cubic meter elevated steel tank and the Ejura Government Hospital with its 45 cubic meter elevated steel tank. He assured of a more frequent and reliable flow of water after the reconstruction.
On his part, the Ejurahene, Barima Osei Hwedie II expressed the delight of Nananom and the people of Ejura for the development which he said could not have come at a better time. Barima Osei Hwedie II recounted the number of times he has had to press on the government on the Ejura water issue and hence was glad and full of praise that finally the Government of Ghana with the support of the German Government was coming to the aid of Ejura.
He pledged the utmost support of Nananom for the stay and work of the contractors. He also urged the Contractors to use the local labourers and artisans to help reduce unemployment in the area.
Director for Technical Services at the Head Office of Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA), Engineer Konadu Owusu, in his remarks noted that three (3) new bore holes would be added to the existing nine (9) which would also be refurbished.
The boreholes would be run by high capacity, durable and innovative Hybrid pumps to assure reliable supply of water. He ended his address by assuring the people of Ejura that the reconstruction is expected to be completed in 9 months time.